Born in 1944, He was a Military man who in 1989 whilest acting together with other persons was charged with treason for plotting to overthrow KK.
He was defended successfully Dr. Levy Patrick Mwanawasa who was hired as his lawyer and was pardoned.
Christon Tembo retired from the military in 1990 and joined the MMD where he later served as Vice president from 1997-2001.
He then formed FDD his own party which came third in the 2001 General elections.
He died in 2009 and was succeeded by Madam Edith Nawakwi.