…He is too ignorant, primitive, inexperienced to understand operations of government – Kampyongo
Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has warned UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to conduct himself in lawful manner and stop masquerading as President of Zambia or face arrest for treason.
Kampyongo who was this morning featured on the Patriotic Front Interactive Forum at Chrisma Hotel observed that the actions of Hichilema to continuously refute and recognise the democratic election of President Edgar Lungu and forcing people to share this view is treasonable and the law will soon visit him.
The Home Affairs Minister said the primitive, selfish mind of Hichilema is stirring the country into anarchy and his ministry would not sit back and watch this happen especially that world over President Lungu has been recognised as the President of Zambia even by the highest body the United Nations.
He said it was the ignorance of Hichilema that is blinding him to expect to be allowed to be given a police permit to hold a rally and attempt to sway people that President Lungu is not President.
“He is asking me as Minister to allow that permit when he does not recognise my appointing authority… And if he goes on stage and tells people President Lungu is not president how will the many people who voted for President Lungu react…. it will be chaotic, he needs to come down and sober up,” Kampyongo said.
Kampyongo warned, “You close to him, go and tell them Kampyongo has said anyone who breaks the law will be dealt with firmly but within the confines of the law.”
He went on to observe that it was probably the lack of experience and knowledge if the operation of government causing Hichilema to act in certain mannerisms.
He said said it was clear that some of his followers who have the know and experience have not fallen into the ignorant reactions he has stirred such as requesting his members of parliament to abash the state of nation address in parliament by the head of state.
Kampyong applauded lawyer and long time saving member of parliament for not following blindly and noted that some of Hichilema’s members of parliament who are lawyer’s are now giving excuses such as; “I was attending a funeral but I was following the proceedings of parliament on television.”
He noted that opposition leaders such as Edith Nawakwi, Mike Mulongoti, Godfrey Miyanda despite being critical of government have a distinction from Hichilema’s headless behaviour as they understand operations of government, parliament and extensively all three arms of government.