Former Petauke Member of Parliament Dora Siliya’s only challenger in the PF primaries for Petauke Central adoption, Charles Nyanoka has withdrawn his candidature.
Mr. Nyanoka says he wants to support Ms. Siliya in the June 30. Petauke Central parliamentary by-election.
He told ZNBC News in Lusaka today that his decision has been arrived at after wide consultations.
Mr. Nyanoka is certain that his move will bring unity in the party.
He has urged all PF structures and supporters to rally behind Ms. Siliya and the PF.
In another development, MMD Mufulira District Chairman Joshua Mulenga has resigned from the party sighting lack of direction and credible leadership in the former governing party.
Meanwhile, the entire Mufulira District executive and constituency officials have passed a vote of no confidence in the leadership of MMD leader Nevers Mumba.
And the MMD officials drawn from all the three constituencies are also calling for an urgent extra ordinary party convention to elect a new party leader.
But the MMD through its Spokesperson Raphel Nakachinda has disowned Mr. MULENGA claiming he together with the District and constituency officials remain suspended party.
Mr. Nakachinda has told ZNBC News in a telephone interview in Kitwe today that the resignation of Mr. Mulenga is not a surprise.
Meanwhile, Dozens of PF members and supporters this morning took to the streets to demonstrate their endorsement for President Edgar Lungu ahead of the 2016 Presidential election.
Joshua Jere reports that the PF members and supporters matched from the PF district office for about two kilometers on the main road singing solidarity songs.
Addressing the supports, PF District chairman, Joseph Chiluba says the party in Mungwi is behind President Lungu for 2016 Elctions.
He also noted that the party will also support Mr Yaluma for Malole Constituency.
And Malole Constituency Chairman, Bwalya Bwikalo says the constituency has endorsed President Lungu to continue leading the party and the country beyond 2016.