President Michael Sata has now turned to Cosmo Mumba and Daniel Munkombwe as his close friends for help in the up-coming by elections campaigns in Livingstone and Mpongwe.
Meanwhile, Sata’s campaign manager in Mpongwe constituency Jean Kapata did a ‘donchi kubeba’ on him yesterday on the number of people who have resigned from other parties to join PF.
Sata’s credible and fierce campaigners who helped him win elections such as Mbita Chitala, Mike Mulongoti, Dante Saunders and others have either joined the UPND campaign teams or merely turned their backs from him for failure to live-up to pre-elections promises, especially on good governance.
In Livingstone, Munkombwe, who is on record saying he goes where money, told Sata’s rally that he does not support parties run by youths who he called baby politicians.
Cosmo Mumba who joined Mr. Sata in both Mpongwe and Livingstone, called on the people of Mpongwe to vote for Namulambe so that government can develop the area.
Mr Mumba said he has chosen to work with government because of the open policy which allows other progressive parties to work with it.
He charged that his brother, Nevers Mumba, the President of MMD, was an opportunist who only wants to be at the helm of power without regard for others.
He said Pastor Mumba was fired as Ambassador in Canada which has led him to take up the MMD presidency, saying if he had not been fired he could have been working for government.
And Campaign Manager, Jean Kapata, disclosed that over 1000 people in Mpongwe defected to the PF ruling party but could not be present at the rally because of the distance.
She instead presented only two of the so called 1000 defectors, among them the former MMD Copperbelt province coordinator, Nebart Matatingo, who was welcomed and clad in PF regalia.
Sata’s rallies that were mainly attended by transported school kids was at Ibenga central business area and the other at Mpongwe town centre where crowds of children turned up.
The Mpongwe seat is being contested by PF’s Gabriel Namulambe, UPND’s, Rapson Chilufya, NAREP’s Reagan Ndhlovu, MMD’s Miniva Mutesa, while UNIP has floated Kenny Kuveya as its candidate.