Opposition United Party for National Development Leader Hakainde Hichilema and his vice president for administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba have been warned by the government not to incite citizens to rise against an elected government.
The duo has repeatedly stated that President Edgar Lungu did not win the 11TH August general elections and they do not recognise him as Leader of the current government.
Chief government Spokesman Chishimba Kambwili believes the two opposition leaders are trying to force authorities to arrest them in order to create an impression to the international community that there is no democracy in Zambia.
And Mr. Kambwili said that the behaviour of Mr. Hichilema and Mr. Mwamba not to recognise Mr. Edgar Lungu as President of Zambia is a treasonable offence.
The Roan Member of Parliament said that both Mr. Hichilema and Mr. Mwamba are immature and the government is shocked at their debased standards in insulting the President of Zambia.
Mr. Kambwili added that the behaviour of the UPND is tantamount to economic sabotage because they issuance of baseless, unfounded and unreasonable statements against the government is portraying a false picture that Zambia is on fire when it is not.
But when reached for a reaction UPND Spokesman Charles Kakoma disagreed with Mr. Kambwili saying it is not a treasonable offence not to recognise president Lungu.
Mr. Kakoma told 5FM Radio that the Patriotic Front know very well that the presidential petition was not heard before the Constitutional Court hence the stance being taken by the opposition political party.