Namibia’s ruling party to stage peaceful demonstrations to support president

Namibian President Hage Geingob addresses at the inauguration ceremony of the Walvis Bay International Airport new Terminal Building at Walvis Bay, Namibia, on July 22, 2016. The airport's new building was built by Chinese construction company, New Era Investments at a cost of about 900 million Namibian dollars (62 million U.S. dollars) and now is able to handle a sustained passenger flow of 200 passengers per hour catering for one-million passengers per annum. Walvis Bay International Airport is the busiest airport at Namibia's coastline. (Xinhua/Wu Changwei)
Hage Geingob

Namibia’s ruling party, the South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) is scheduled to hold countrywide demonstrations in support of Hage Geingob, the country’s elected president.

The Swapo Secretary-General, Sophia Shaningwa in a letter Wednesday instructed all SWAPO regional structures and wings to mobilize all party members and supporters for peaceful demonstrations.

“The peaceful demonstrations will, therefore, commence on March 7 at all 121 SWAPO Party district offices and 14 SWAPO regional offices countrywide until the inauguration of the democratically elected president Geingob on March 21,” she said.

According to Shaningwa, the party leadership has noted with concern, of some unscrupulous members who want to undermine the democratic election process by inciting demonstrations against Geingob, hence the need to rally in support of Geingob.

Namibia’s president won another term in November last year’s elections receiving 56 percent of the vote. Despite his win, opposition parties took legal action at the ruling citing irregularities in the election of which the Supreme Court in Feb. 2020 ruled in favor of the ruling party and upheld the results.

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