THE statement that UPND president Hakainde Hichilema allegedly controls the Office of the President only reveals that he has been corruptly obtaining classified information which is a national security risk, says the Gallant Youth in Zambia executive director Henry Mulenga.
He alleged that since Mr Hichilema was not in Government, he must have been corruptly obtaining classified information which calls for thorough investigations.
Mr Mulenga said the security of the country was in danger owing to widespread allegations of leaked classified documents.
He called on relevant authorities to be cautious in the manner national issues were handled because a lot was yet to be exposed.
Mr Mulenga said he was concerned that there were some sections of society who wanted to use public offices to settle personal scores.
“The current trend of State document leaks was a source of concern and relevant authorities should take action before the country’s security is compromised,” he said.
Mr Mulenga said there was need to investigate and get rid of individuals who were putting the country at risk by leaking classified information to meet their agenda.
“What we all need to do is accept Mr Edgar Lungu as the President of Zambia and we should help out in fostering unity and national development, because anything other than that will attract anarchy and should be met squarely by the full force of the law,” he said.
Mr Mulenga said that for the opposition leader to claim that he had access to copies of the national intelligence reports before they reach President Lungu should be taken seriously.
Last week, Mr Hichilema claimed that he received copies of the national intelligence reports before they reached President Lungu.
“As I sit here today Edgar Lungu gets his intelligence reports, I actually get a copy ahead of him.
“I know what is going on. I know what he is doing,” Mr. Hichilema said.