A highly classified intelligence operation has been unleashed on key opposition leaders duping them with false information that they are under threat of being killed and so they should minimize their campaign trails around the country.
According to highly placed OP sources close to the operation, some opposition leaders are even being duped that they are already the leading contenders if an election was called anytime and so government was planning to harm them if they intensified their campaigns.
The lies go like this: ‘you Mr President you have already won. So just stay at home because if you go round the country, they will kill you. So stay indoors for your safety’.
But all these are lies by the OP working with named opposition MPs and have even infiltrated private security of some opposition leaders.
And alongside this operation, plans are underway to seriously further destabilize and cause some confusion in some opposition parties so that they concentrate on internal fights, than campaigning around the country.
“The idea is simple. No opposition political politician should seemingly be taking advantage of the absence of ailing president Michael Sata. The plan is that should something happen, such as an early presidential by-election, all candidates, including the one to be chosen by the ruling PF, should start from the same footing. But of course, the ruling party will be enjoying an upper hand of incumbency plus sympathy votes. The dilemma for the ruling PF now is that no one can freely go round the country to mobilize the party and start campaigning as they all fear to be accused of celebrating the illness of the president,” a source disclosed.
According to sources, the only way the political field can be levelled and be made neutral is to send false information to key opposition leaders lying to them that they are already ahead of the game and their lives are in danger if they started campaigning now. And the opposition leaders gladly accept this as gospel truth since it is coming from the OP. Of course it is coming from the OP but meant to mislead.
“I think so far the plan is working well. We seem to have grounded the likes of MMD’s Never Mumba, UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema, FDD’s Edith Nawakwi, NAREP’s Elias Chipimo and all others. You never hear them having campaigns especially in PF strongholds of Copperbelt, Northern, Luapula, or indeed anywhere in the country. They all have parallel but fake intelligence reports that each one was leading and that each one was in danger if they mounted a full-scale campaign around the country. But we know that If anyone was to do that now, it would definitely give them an upper-hand because PF is completely grounded as their leaders cannot travel around the country for fear of being misunderstood and labeled celebrating the illness of Sata,” sources revealed.
Sources say the operation is a well-rehearsed one and has targeted key people in each political party who are receiving the fake intelligence briefs innocently and they pass it on to senior leaders.