Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba aka GBM has vowed that the Bemba speaking provinces are no go areas for the opposition and will be maintained for the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).
GBM says just like the opposition UPND has maintained certain provinces he will also ensure the Northern block is maintained for PF.
Speaking in Kasama on 9th August 2019 when President Edgar Lungu officially welcomed him in the party, GBM called on all those that had remained in UPND to leave and join PF.
He said UPND president Hakainde Hichilema was ungrateful and selfish person with no regard for the people. He wondered how Hichilema would even consider ordinary members if he had no regard for him who had put in so much money to build the UPND.
GBM charged that the Northern region was a no go area for the opposition.
GBM told President Lungu that he had insides of the UPND which he got when he served as Vice president.
He promised to work with the party structures to consolidated the PF.
At the same event GBM publicly asked for forgiveness for the insults he showered at President Lungu while he was in UPND.
In response, President Lungu welcomed GBM saying God had entered in him to get back to the party he helped build with the late President Michael Sata. He assured GBM that the party had wholeheartedly received him and urged PF structures to work with him.
And Marketeers at Chambeshi market where the event took cheered GBM chanting and singing songs in solidarity.