Patriotic Front -PF interim Mobilization Chairman, Paul Moonga has called on the people Southern province to rally behind President Edgar Lungu.
Mr. Moonga says President Lungu is working tirelessly to better the lives of all Zambians.
He said this in Pemba on Sunday where 280 UPND members defected from their Party to join the ruling PF.
One of the defectors Jimmy Dons who served as Lusaka Deputy Mayor from 2006 to 2011 says he has decided to join the PF because it is an all inclusive party.
Mr. Dons says this is demonstrated by President Lungu’s action to appoint ministers from the opposition to work together in developing the country.
But UPND Deputy Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa says the defection of such reported UPND members was staged managed.
Mr. Mweetwa however says Zambians are at liberty to join any political party of their choice. .
He also claims that the UPND is the only political party that has witnessed tremendous growth after the 2011 General elections.