No crisis in Swapo: Mbumba

25 Nov 2017 12:10pm
WINDHOEK, 25 NOV (NAMPA) – Swapo Party secretary general (SG) Nangolo Mbumba reiterated that the party will remain united even after the elective congress currently underway in the capital.
Mbumba said this in an interview with Nampa on Saturday, in response to media reports on analysts’ prediction of a leadership crisis within the party after the elective congress results.
“I want to continue working with the hope and confidence that things will work out positively. We have no reason to doubt that after the elections, those who won will embrace and support others and those who lost will accept it and prepare themselves for the next elections in five years’ time,” he said.
The SG added he is concerned about people’s views on the state of affairs at congress, saying that delegates are happy and following procedures as it is supposed to be.
“We are having a good time, we have good speakers and interventions from the regions and wings. We are doing what all delegates do at congresses of any party and Swapo is no exception,” he said.
Mbumba rubbished reports claiming there is tension at the congress.
He urged party members to have confidence that the delegates they sent to congress will do what is expected of them.
“The results will indicate who has won and lost and that is not the end of the world. All of us will continue to be members of Swapo and do the work of Swapo and that of the government under the banner of the party.”
The congress ends on Sunday with the elections of the 72-member Central Committee, including the top four leaders of the party.