This has been disclosed at a development rally addressed by Vice President Everton Chimulirenji at Nsenjere primary school in the area of Paramount Chief Lundu in the district.
The jovial looking Chimulirenji welcomed the new members saying they had now become part of the DPP family.
“My father once told me of a tale of a rolling stone that gathers no moss. We welcome you with open arms as you have now become part of the large DPP family, do not become rolling stones be focused.
“Do not consider yourselves as strangers rather work as a unit with the old family members in making sure the party grows each and every day” said Chimulirenji.
Chimulirenji applauded the newcomers for taking a bold step assuring them that DPP will remain in power for a long time.
“No sane person will defect from the ruling party to an opposition party where he or she will have to wait for a long time so that the party is elected into power. Here you are in a winning team,” said Chimulirenji.
Chimulirenji urged the new party entrants to participate actively within the rank and file of the party.
Speaking earlier, Paramount Chief Lundu welcomed the Vice President and describing the Shire Valley as one of the strongholds of the party due to the various developmental programmes the DPP led government has implemented in the area.
“I would like to ask you to request the President to come and hold rallies here in the Lower Shire so that he should see for himself the massive support the party enjoys here,” said Lundu.