Blame youselves for by elections, Kabimba tells opposition

Patriotic Front Secretary General Wynter Kabimba has told opposition

PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba

PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba

political parties to blame themselves for the growing number of by-elections in the country.

Kabimba, who is also Zambia’s  Justice Minister, says there was no need for the opposition to blame the ruling PF for the By elections but instead they should work to put their parties in order to avoid losing members.

Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka the Zambian Capital today February 1 2013, Kabimba says the suggestion that the PF is enticing opposition Members of Parliament to cross to its side using money is incorrect.

Kabimba says opposition MPs are defecting to the PF because they have seen a new kind of leadership in the PF which they do not see in their respective political parties.

He says lack of freedom of expression and intimidation by party leaders against individual members who have divergent views was among some reasons why their members were joining his party.