On 29th January, 2022, following numerous speculations on online platforms that the PF Member of Parliament for Chipili Constituency, Hon. Paul Kanshanda had resigned as an MP, the Kawambwa Central Constituency Development Forum Facebook page reported that Hon. Kanshanda had not resigned. The article said Hon. Kanshanda remained a bonafide PF member and MP for Chipili.
The fact checking process has determined as true, the claim by Kawambwa Central Constituency Development Forum Facebook page that the Chipili PF Member of Parliament, Hon. Paul Kanshanda had not resigned as an MP for Chipili Constituency. In a statement obtained by iVerify, the Patriotic Front Secretary General, Mr. Nickson Chilangwa refuted the claims making rounds on social media that Mr. Kashanda had resigned as MP. Hon. Chilangwa further reiterated that Hon. Kashanda was still a member of the former ruling party and Member of Parliament for Chipili Constituency. A check with a media report by Daily Nation and consulted by iVerify, confirmed that the news circulating on social media purporting that Hon. Kanshanda had resigned as MP for Chipili Constituency is not true. In a statement made by the Chipili MP, Hon. Kanshanda confirmed that he remained a bonafide lawmaker for Chipili and a very committed member of the former ruling PF. Therefore, the claim by Kawambwa Central Constituency Development Forum facebook page that the Chipili PF Member of Parliament, Hon. Paul Kanshanda had not resigned as an MP, is true.