13 Nov 2017 14:00pm
WALVIS BAY, 13 NOV (NAMPA) - Swapo Party presidential candidate Jerry Ekandjo has reiterated his stance that Swapo leaders should be elected as per its constitution and not just endorsed.
The congress will decide who will be in power through the votes, so please do not waste your time with endorsement, said Ekandjo at a Team Swapo rally here on Sunday.
He was referring to the Swapo Ordinary Congress slated for 23 to 26 November in Windhoek, where elections for the partys new leaders will be held.
Ekandjo said he is the right candidate for the position, because he will make sure the party constitution is not violated.
He added he will make sure it is understood well to avoid the current situation where most members are coerced to endorse Geingob as the sole candidate.
Ekandjo further said the current Government is weak and bankrupt, and urged delegates to the congress to vote for the right leaders.
The current Swapo leadership is weak, thats why the Government is weak too, said Ekandjo, who is Minister of Youth, Sports and National Service.
Fellow candidate for the same position, Nahas Angula, said he volunteered to stand because Swapo and the government are currently at a crossroad.
Angula, who is also in Team Swapo, alleged that the current Swapo leadership disconnected the party from the traditional base, which is the workers.
We want to reconnect our party again. Today, Swapo has no ideology because those in charge admit members of the oppositions to dilute the party, he claimed.
The Swapo veteran, who is a former prime minister, continued that Swapo has now turned into self-enrichment instead of being a party for all as it used to be before.
Those in charge of the country bankrupted it because they went to borrow, now we are in debt of N.dollars 70 billion, he charged.
Other veteran Swapo members in attendance were Ben Amathila, Ngarikutuke Tjiriange, Richard Kamwi, Moses Amweelo and Peter Iilonga.
More than 500 people, including Swapo members from the Hardap Region, attended the rally.