Former Agriculture Deputy Minister Albert Mulonga has defected to the UPND.
Mr. Mulonga along with politician David Kasuba announced their decision to join the UPND at the party secretariat in Lusaka on Sunday.
Mr. Mulonga says the decision to join the UPND is on account that the party has progressive ideas for the country.
And Mr. Kasuba says he wants to help UPND grow after abandoning political retirement.
And UPND Secretary General Winstone Chibwe says his party is now growing at a fast rate.