DRC presidential candidate visits Geingob

14 Nov 2018 15:10pm
WINDHOEK, 14 NOV (NAMPA) – The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s ruling party candidate for the December general elections, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary paid a courtesy call on President Hage Geingob at State House on Wednesday.
Shadary said he was sent by President Joseph Kabila to seek advice from Geingob as the chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and as the president of Namibia.
Shadary is the presidential candidate for the People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD) of that country.
“I am one out of 21 other presidential candidates. For the national parliament elections, there are 15 000 candidates fighting for 500 seats and for the provincial assembly 20 000 for 780 seats,” he explained during his introductory remarks.
Shadary further told Geingob that more details would be shared with him during their tête-à-tête that excluded the media.
Geingob, also in brief remarks, welcomed Shadary and told him he is aware of the situation in the DRC and hoped that the election would take place peacefully.
The elections in the SADC country are slated for 23 December 2018.
Apart from the DRC delegation, Vice President Nangolo Mbumba and Swapo Party Secretary-General Sophia Shaningwa also attended the State House meeting.