National Democratic Congress (NDC) Leader Chishimba Kambwili says the reason the governing Patriotic Front(PF) is losing members was because President Edgar Lungu had sidelined old and founder members of the party in preference for members of the Movement for Multi Party Democracy ( MMD).
Speaking after authorities cancelled the NDC scheduled meeting in Chingola, Kambwili said, President Lungu was afraid that he would tell the residents of Copperbelt about the exponential rise of corruption in the Lungu led government.
Kambwili who still retains his seat as Roan Member of Parliament thanks to a court action, said the rise in corruption in the PF was a “nchekeleko” culture imported from the MMD.
He said Zambians remained resolute that MMD should not be near State Power and punished the former ruling party by voting them out, because of the scale of plunder and theft of public resources it’s leader, Rupiah Banda and his cohorts were engaged in.
He said it was therefore strange that President Lungu was relying on the support of such a party.
He said Lungu had given key government and political positions to members of the MMD or those recently from the MMD.
President of the MMD Finance Minister and former MMD MP for Lunte Constituency , Felix Mutati is the Minister of Finance.
Former MMD Solwezi Central MP, Lucky Mulusa holds the position of Minister of National Development Planning.
Others are Minister of Local Government Vincent Mwale, Livestock Minister, Michael Katambo, Minister of Gender Victoria Kalima,Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya, Commerce Minister, Margaret Mwanakatwe, Works & Supplies Minister Mathew Nkhuwa.
Others are Copperbelt Provincial Minister Bowman Lusambo, Northern Province Minister, Brian Mundubile , Lusaka Province Minister, Japhen Mwakalombe and Eastern Province Minister Makebi Zulu.
State House Principal Private Secretary Simon Miti and Permanent Secretary, Chrysta Kalulu key positions in the fallen ruling party.
PF Party spokesperson and Media Director, Sunday Chanda who stood in Mpika under the MMD and others now anchor the structures of the ruling Party.