One hundred and 17 members of the opposition UPND from Mpongwe’s Kashiba Ward have defected to the ruling PF.

And speaking when welcoming the defectors, PF Mpongwe district chairperson Preston Mpondamali said President Edgar Lungu has demonstrated visionary leadership which has made the party attractive.

Mpondamali said the massive defections of members of the opposition to the ruling party can be attributed to the massive development being witnessed in various sectors.

He added that the party in the district is confident that President Lungu will emerge victorious in the forthcoming general election.

Meanwhile, Mpondamali has urged party members in Mpongwe district to mobilize more members ahead of the August 2021 polls.