Two Hundred UPND and MMD members in Keembe constituency have defected to the ruling Patriotic Front.
Receiving the defectors, PF Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri urged PF structures to embrace the new members in order to grow the party.
Mrs Phiri appealed to women in Keembe Constituency to support President Edgar Lungu in next year’s general elections because he has the interest of women at heart.
She also urged women to support PF aspiring candidate for Keembe constituency Anna Mwewa, saying she will improve their once elected to parliament.
Leading the defectors, Senior headman Chipeso said his followers have been inspired by various development projects being implemented by the PF administration in Keembe and other parts of the country.