Close to 200 UPND and MMD members defect to PF.

Close to 200 members from UPND and MMD have defected to the ruling PF, Patriotic Front Party in Eastern Province.
The cadres who left their parties were led by former Eastern Province MMD Secretary Samuel Lugomo Phiri and former MMD Provincial Youth Chairperson, Chembe Daka in Chipata yesterday.
The members included some officials from the Eastern Province MMD executive committee, UPND executive committee and other members from other districts.
And Samuel Lugomo Phiri said the members who have joined PF have done it voluntarily, adding that they did not join to grab positions but to strengthen the party in the province in readiness for the 2016 tripartite elections.
He further said that those who like politicking in the media should be careful adding that they should not play with government.
And welcoming the defectors, PF party Deputy Secretary General, Mumbi Phiri appealed for patience amongst the new entrants as the party is looking where to fit them.
Mrs Phiri said the members were expected to add value to the party adding that the impact of PF will only be felt if it has large membership.

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