28 Jul 2013 08:30
OSHAKATI, 28 JUL (NAMPA) While addressing supporters of his party at Oshakati on Saturday, vice-president of the DTA of Namibia Philemon Moongo lashed out at the partys secretary-general McHenry Venaani by accusing him of causing division within the party.
Moongo has also described Venaani, who is said to have launched his campaign for DTA president at Opuwo in the Kunene Region also on Saturday, as not mature enough to contest for the position of country president next year.
The veteran DTA politician announced at the same meeting that in one months time his political organisation will hold a Central Committee meeting in Windhoek, where the president of the party and other members of the leadership will be elected.
It is said the DTA will then elect its national political office-bearers in September this year.
Moongo believes the incumbent president of the DTA has vast international experience, and is the only one at this stage capable of challenging Prime Minister Hage Geingob, the governing Swapo-Party candidate.
Kaura is capable of facing and defeating Geingob, Hidipo (Hamutenya) of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) and Chief (Kuaima) Riruako of the National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) during the presidential elections in 2014, Moongo argued.
According to him, Venaani is only capable of winning the presidential election when Elijah Ngurare is the Swapo-Party candidate, Libolly Haufiku an RDP candidate and Arnold Tjiuiko a Nudo candidate, adding that Venaani is not yet capable to defeat Hamutenya and Chief Riruako in an election in the country.
Therefore, I am calling upon all delegates to the upcoming DTA Central Committee elective meeting to go with clear minds of re-electing Honourable Kaura as our presidential candidate, Moongo urged.
He went on to describe Venaanis idea to start his campaign for the DTA presidency as immature and just a divisive practice.
Speaking at the same event, national chairperson of the DTA Youth League, Agatus Antanga stated that delegates from the North are going to support Moongo to also be re-elected.
He (Moongo) is the only one representing the northern members of the DTA of Namibia in the National Assembly, Antanga noted.