PF Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri says the party is ready to provide security to President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and will look after him well than the Police.
“We call on the Police to give us a go ahead to protect our leader if they have failed. President Lungu is not just the Republican President but leader of the Patriotic Front (PF) and we have a very strong Party Security,” said Ms Phiri.
Speaking during a media briefing at the PF Secretariat today, the ruling Party DSG said what transpired in Mongu over the weekend when Hichilema and the UPND obstructed the Presidential Motorcade in full view of the Police shows how unprofessional the Police service is.
She said for how long will the ruling PF be expected to restrain from reacting to the UPND’s continued provocation and anarchy.
Ms Phiri stated that the party is saddened at how the opposition leader could have their own Security Officers outside Hichilema’s Vehicle side by side and yet the window to President Lungu’s Vehicle was wide open without a single office on the door side.
“Why was the window to the President’s Car open? The road was very narrow but HH’s Car had Security outside his Car, how come as per normal procedure under those circumstances, the Presidential vehicle was not accorded the protection it deserves?” asked the PF DSG.
“We have been guided by a qualified Doctor at the Chainama mental health that Hakainde Hichilema is suffering from metal disorder. We will not give room to Hakainde to destroy this Country” she added.
And LUAPULA Province PF Chairperson Nickson Chilangwa has charged that UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema should be considered as a danger to national security following his provocative stunt in Mongu.
Mr. Chilangwa who is also Luapula Province Minister said Mr. Hichilema’s refusal to give way to President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade on Saturday posed a security risk to the Presidency.
He said Mr. Hichilema had insulted the Presidency which was a depository of the country’s pride and values.
Mr. Chilangwa said what Mr. Hichilema did bordered on national security and should not be taken lightly as it had consequences.
Mr. Chilangwa said Mr. Hichilema’s behavior had proved that he was a politician who had no respect for the office he was wishing to occupy.
“For now Zambians must treat [Mr] Hichilema as a danger to national security because of his provocative behavior. What kind of democracy is Hichilema practising if he can’t respect the highest office in the land? What happened in Mongu should be stopped immediately, ” Mr. Chilangwa charged.
He warned that if nothing happened to control Mr. Hichilema’s behavior, national security would be put at greater risk.
“Hichilema is pushing his luck too far by by attempting to block President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade and consequences will be too ghastly for him to contemplate. We can’t tolerate it any more. Enough is enough, ” He warned.