Power is too sweet - McLeod-Katjirua

19 November 2019 | Politics

Khomas governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua says there is no way Swapo is going to lose the upcoming elections on 27 November.

McLeod-Katjirua said at a rally in Katutura's Hakahana area on Sunday that the taste of power was too sweet for Swapo to give it up.

She spoke before the event's keynote speaker, poverty alleviation minister Zephania Kameeta, who had replaced former youth leader Elijah Ngurare on the programme.

“If you are sitting on a chair, would you like to give up that chair to anybody?” McLeod-Katjirua asked.

“That is how sweet power is… that chair is ours, oshipundi shetu! That chair belongs to Swapo and that chair is going to belong to Swapo,” she said to cheers.

Executive director in the information ministry Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana chanted slogans calling for independent president candidate Dr Panduleni Itula's demise at the polls. “Down with dentists down, down with dentists, down, down with dentists down… they want to remove our teeth,” said Ua-Ndjarakana, in reference to Itula's profession.

The gathering was held ahead of this Saturday's final rally at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura.

No reason was given for Ngurare's absence. At another rally held at Nkurenkuru in Kavango West founding president Sam Nujoma urged people to campaign peacefully. “I urge all peace-loving Namibians to campaign peacefully, because we still need each other after the elections to build our country together,” Nujoma said. “Let us learn from other countries' experiences and listen to the complaints of the electorate, especially the youth, and address their needs.”

OGONE TLHAGE

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