Outgoing President Edgar Lungu has ordered for more police battalions from Lusaka to go and physically hound out UPND President Hakainde Hichilema, his Vice-Presidents Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba and Dr. Canisius Banda, Bob Sichinga, and officials out of Eastern Province.
State House and police sources have confirmed that the battalion will be leaving this evening to forcibly remove the UPND President Hichilema and his entourage who have been overwhelmingly received by the people in an area Lungu considered to be his territory.
There has been jubilation and large crowds wherever the team has been including positive live radio phone interviews which has annoyed Lungu who has been welcomed by kids whenever he goes to the same area.
Heavily armed local police officers who have been trailing the team have so far failed to stop the team owing to the number of people attending to the UPND leaders.
But Lungu and his wife plus the PF leadership have been going round the country faking UPND defections.