PF secretary general Davies Mwila says the promises made by the ruling party to the people of Zambia must be fulfilled.
Speaking when former UPND deputy secretary general Walusiku Lyambela and NDC Lusaka Province chairperson Goodson Banda defected to the ruling party, Mwila said the PF was the only political party with solutions to the problems Zambians are facing.
“We promised the people that we had to create jobs…We have to work on the roads, we have to build hospitals, we have to build schools, we have to help the vulnerable people through social cash transfer. Those promises must be fulfilled. We should also not stop the issue of mobilizing the party,” Mwila said.
He warned members of the party that they will have their positions taken over by those joining now if they do not work hard.
Mwila also urged members of the party to embrace the defectors saying that politics is about numbers.
And Lyambela said she had joined the ruling party because she wanted to contribute positively to the nation’s development.
“I have served in the UPND for a long time. I don’t move anyhow. When you see me move, it means I have seen something. The reason why I have joined the PF is because I want to contribute to the country’s development. I can not ignore the vehicle that brings development,” said Lyambela.
Meanwhile, PF national women’s chairperson Jean Kapata said the political dialogue process was going to be done through the Zambian Centre for Interparty Dialogue (ZCID).
She was opposing the statement made by UPND secretary general Stephen Katuka who said dialogue should be speerheaded by Commonwealth secretariat envoy Professor Ibrahim Gambari.
She said Zambia did not need people from foreign countries to spearhead dialogue because it was a sovereign country.
Kapata added that the UPND would only dialogue with the PF if they accept that Lungu won the 2016 election.