Former Lusaka province Minister and Kafue Member of Parliament Obvious Mwaliteta and Mpongwe Member of Parliament Gabriel Namulambe have endorsed the candidature of UPND president Hakainde Hichilema in this year’s elections.
And People’s Redemption Party President Gerry Sikazwe, Zambia Redemption Front president Kelly Walubita Junior, PF founder member Judge Ngoma, Petauke central Munika ward councilor Kelvin Phiri and the ambassadors of change of Chawama have all joined the United Party for National Development (UPND).
And speaking during a media briefing in Lusaka this morning, Mr. Mwaliteta has admitted that he does not have a Grade 12 certificate, but that he is not bothered as he represents the many Zambians who have no certificates.
He says his support for the UPND should send a signal that things are not well in the country warning that if people vote for the PF again, they will be doomed.
Mr. Mwaliteta says he will not resign from the PF just yet, but will do so in good time, stressing that what he has done is exactly what Katuba UPND MP Jonas Shakafuswa did when he endorsed President Edgar Lungu.
Earlier, Mpongwe Member of Parliament Gabriel Namulambe said he will not recontest the Mpongwe seat because he wants to support the candidate who has applied on the UPND ticket.
Mr. Nalumambe says his decision should not mean he has no Grade 12 certificate ,claiming he has a verified Grade 12 certificate.
And Judge Ngoma one of late President Michael Sata’s close aides during his time in the opposition has promised Mr. Hichilema the same support he gave the late President Sata which made him to get into State house.