Geingob describes Pohamba as a man of peace

02 Feb 2015 14:30pm
WINDHOEK, 02 FEB (NAMPA) – Prime Minister and President-elect Dr Hage Geingob described President Hifikepunye Pohamba as a man of peace and unity, who has given him constant support.
This was all while upholding democracy and transferring State power, he added.
“This is unique in Africa, and this is an admirable situation where Namibia has been a shining example of a peaceful, stable and democratic nation, thanks to President Pohamba's leadership,” Geingob said during a media conference here on Monday.
“Let us not take these things for granted. We must be proud of our democracy, peace and stability,” he added.
He also took the opportunity to thank founding president Sam Nujoma for having laid the foundation of peace and unity by choosing the path of reconciliation and nation-building.
“His leadership set Namibia on course to be known and revered across Africa and the world as a nation held together by the pillars of peace, stability and unity,” said the Premier.
Namibia became the first country in Africa to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) during its general elections in November last year.
The Swapo-Party and its presidential candidate Geingob swooped to landslide election victories.
Geingob will serve his first five-year term as from 21 March 2015.
He will become Namibia's third president since the country gained independence from South Africa in 1990.
He will succeed Pohamba, who served a maximum two five-year terms in office.
(NAMPA)
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