Father Frank Bwalya Defects to UPND


In a notable shift within the political landscape, former Socialist Party Spokesperson Frank Bwalya announced his defection to the United Party for National Development (UPND), citing President Hakainde Hichilema’s visionary leadership as his primary motivation.

Mr. Bwalya, who previously served as Ambassador to Australia under the Patriotic Front (PF) administration, expressed his commitment to advancing President Hichilema’s developmental agenda and working diligently to spread awareness of the party’s vision.

Joining Mr. Bwalya at the same event was Patriotic Front member Patrick Samwimbila, who also defected to the UPND, emphasizing his readiness to serve both the party and the people of Zambia to foster development.

Additionally, Democratic Christian Party Deputy Secretary General Cosmas Chileshe made the decision to join the UPND, affirming his support for President Hichilema’s leadership and his vision to elevate Zambia to a middle-income nation through focused governance.

Jairos Zulu of the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) also aligned himself with the UPND, pledging to collaborate closely with party structures to advance its goals.

Welcoming the defectors in the presence of President Hakainde Hichilema, UPND Lusaka Province Chairperson Obvious Mwaliteta urged the new members to contribute to maintaining peace and unity within both the party and the country as a whole.


  1. Very shameful that these turncoats can be welcomed in the presence of the President. The defectors are men with absolutely no principles. Their god is their stomach.

    These no good individuals will add no value to UPND. Iam appalled by this seemingly senseless move. You even put up a show for these political prostitutes?

    If your philosophy is “politics is a game of numbers”, then UPND will suffer the same fate as MMD and PF before them. You will slowly acquire the character of the defectors and lose the support of people like me.

    I find this whole thing disgusting to say the least.

  2. Omg
    What is HH thinking damn….
    UPND are going the same way of PF….. becoming a stupid party with no direction.
    Mr HH these are spies and will bring your downfall. Frank Bwalya is a son of a baboon and the is a tribalistic moron.


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