Former United Party for National Development -UPND- Vice President Geoffrey Mwamba has resigned from the party and re-joined the ruling Patriotic Front -PF.
Mr. Mwamba has called on his supporters countrywide to resign from UPND and re-join the PF.
He has dispelled reports circulating on social media that the PF has paid him to re-join the party.
Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka on Tuesday , Mr. Mwamba said he cannot be bought and has decided to re-join the PF on moral grounds.
He said he is re-joining the PF as an ordinary member and is not looking for a position.
The former UPND Vice President said he will work with PF to grow the party and has urged his supporters to refrain from violence.
Mr. Mwamba explained that Hakainde Hichilema was side-lining him and had isolated him from party members in UPND.
Meanwhile, some UPND party officials from Northern, Copperbelt, Luapula and Southern Province have resigned to join PF.
One of the defectors Everest Chellah who was UPND Provincial Coordinator in charge of mobilisation for Northern Province said he has decided to follow in the footsteps of Mr. Mwamba there is confusion in UPND.