Dengwe Ward Councillor Japhet Kapumba resigned his elective position adding to the growing number of councillors ditching the opposition political party.
Kapumba has crossed over to the ruling Patriotic Front with his decision coming on the back of the resignation of Tumvwanganai Ward councillor Kyapalushi Kapatamoyo recently.
Kapumba in his resignation letter to the Council Secretary has indicated that he has been advised by his electorates to join the ruling party.
He said it is only through working with the government of the day that people in his ward will realise the much needed development.
Kapumba has further hit back at his former political party UPND for allegedly not having a clear agenda to develop the country.
“I write to your office on the subject matter above, with immediate effect I resign from the position of Councillor for UPND Kasempa Constituency, Dengwe Ward,” he said.
“The Community I serve, who voted for me have advised that I resign and join the ruling Patriotic Front to foster development. I feel the UPND and its leadership has no clear agenda for the development of this country hence the need to join the party which has the heart for all Zambians.”
And receiving the defector, Patriotic Front North Western Province Chairman Jackson Kungo said UPND will continue to lose its councillors to the PF because the party does not know how to motivate and look after its people.
He said the UPND will soon remain a shell as more councillors including ordinary members are fast joining the PF which he said has become attractive.