United party for National Development (UPND) has said that the party President president Hakainde Hichilema and 5 other co-accused persons have been moved to moved to Mukobeko prison with immediate effect.
In a statement released to the media, the party said that Mr Hichilema and his co accused have been moved despite the fact that there is a court order in place mandating that Mr Hichilema and others remain at Chimbokaila until the Contempt matters against Godfridah Sumaili are exhausted.
The Party went on to accuse PF of using Hitler tricks to start fires in order to target UPND officials.
Below is the full statement from the UPND media team
PRESIDENT HAKAINDE HICHILEMA BEING MOVED TO MUKOBEKO PRISON NOW
The incercerated UPND president Hakainde Hichilema is being moved to Mukobeko prison with immediate effect.
This comes bearly a day after parliament ratified the declaration of article 31 of the Constitution of Zambia.
Last week , President Edgar Lungu said the declaration was not meant to target political oponents.
However, the UPND and other technocrats had expressed concern that there would be no justice in the administration of article 31 given the intent by government to suspend constitutional procedures.
The declaration of the (state of emergency) has been misrepresented by many government officials as a mere way of avoiding the state of emergency .
However, the upnd leadership maintained that the PF under Edgar Lungu aimed at fixing the opposition UPND by primarily causing fires so that their agenda could be actualized.
The UPND also noted that Edgar Lungu would abuse state institutions by overlooking all court orders and completely target president Hakainde Hichilema.
President Hakainde Hichilema has been moved to Mukobeko with the court order in place which provided that president Hakainde Hichilema and others would remain at Chimbokaila until the Contempt matters against Godfridah Sumaili are exhausted.
The UPND however argued that Edgar Lungu was not being sincere with the fires and observed that should the declaration continue, there would be a deliberate way to overlook and suspend judicial powers during the period which the PF refuted.
This serious suspicion by the UPND has finally come to pass.
The UPND is also aware that Edgar Lungu is targeting many UPND officials in the name of Hitler tricks of starting fires.
UPND MEDIA TEAM