Kafulafuta Member of Parliament George Mpombo says he will not re-contest the parliamentary seat in the 2011 tripartite elections.
Mr. Mpombo, who was expelled from the MMD told ZNBC news in a telephone interview Wednesday that Kafulafuta Constituency has a number of capable young people who can take over from him.
Mr Mpombo says he is currently grooming some young people in Chief Chiwala and Ntambo’s area who can take over from him.
He described as sentimental intentions by Patrick Mwanawasa, son of late President Levt Mwanawasa, to contest the Kafulafuta seat on the MMD ticket.
Mr Mpombo, who is challenging his expulsion from the MMD in the courts of law says he still has a lot of political influence in his area.
But Masaiti MMD District Chairman, Michael Katambo says Mr. Mpombo has no following in the area.
Mr. Katambo also said Patrick Mwanawasa is capable of defeating Mr Mpombo should a by election be called in Kafulafuta.