United Party for National Development (UPND) vice president Richard Kapita has abandoned his party position in preference for his businesses.
According to QFM sources, Mr. Kapita has decided to concentrate on his business.
Mr. Kapita is said to have written a letter to the party president Hakainde Hichilema asking him to allow him to take an indefinite leave.
Mr. Kapita is said to have taken advantage of the boom in the mining activities in north western province.
The UPND vice president has since relocated from Lusaka to north western to concentrate on his businesses.
This means that the UPND has no vice president, after the other vice president Francis Simenda was poached by PF and awarded a job as envoy to Ethiopia.