27 Nov 2017 09:20am
WINDHOEK, 27 NOV (NAMPA) Former Prime Minister, Nahas Angula has pledged support to newly elected Swapo Party president, Hage Geingob, in his congratulatory message on Monday.
Comrades, you have spoken and we have to respect your voices, said Angula as he congratulated the candidates who were announced as winners for the top four positions of the party on Monday morning.
In the partys sixth ordinary congress, President Hage Geingob and his slate won the elections for the positions of president, vice-president, secretary general and deputy secretary general, scoring more than 500 votes out of the 766 cast.
Angula who scored 39 votes out 766 votes, congratulated Geingob and his team, reminding him that Swapo is now in his hands.
As an individual I will remain engaged. I will continue to make humble contributions to the society and specifically continue to promote better nutrition to our children.
I am at your command, when you need my capacity to make Namibia a place to live in harmony, he said.
Armas Amukwiyu, who was contesting the secretary general position, also delivered a congratulatory speech that comprised the singing of the revolutionary song lets unite in the name of Namibia.
The delegates rose in ovation and held hands while singing the famous revolutionary song.
Amukwiyu, who received 243 votes, lost out Sophia Shaningwa who secured 523 votes.
Here there is no loser, we are all victors, said Amukwiyu.
He also pledged his support and cooperation to the winning team in the name of the party.
We will support your leadership during your terms of office. Unity of purpose must be maintained, he urged.
On his part, Geingob assured the team that did win the elections that his doors will remain open to them.
Your offer of cooperation is accepted and my doors will be open, he emphasised.
Geingob won the presidency position with a resounding 574 votes, beating Jerry Ekandjo who received 153 votes and Angula.
The Swapo party Congress, which was supposed to end on Sunday, concluded only on Monday morning.