UPND Facing Lusaka Councillor Crisis
Yesterday the UPND’s lost one of their Lusaka councillors. UPND Kanyama Constituency Ward 10 Councillor Brighton Bilumba defected to the PF at a public rally in Chawama. He has accused the party of not being grass roots enough. However sources close to the him have suggested he was offered a ‘reward’ for swapping sides.
“I was the only UPND elected councillor in Lusaka District and from the day I was elected I have never received a call from the party leadership either the President or his vice asking how am working, but I receive calls from the vice Republican President asking me how am working,” he said.
“For this today I have decided to join the PF, use me am here to work.”
He was welcomed by PF and Republican President Edgar Lungu during a rally held in Chawama to drum up support for Miles Sampa ahead of the Lusaka Mayoral elections.