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President Pohamba pledges support for Geingob

 

President Hifikepunye Pohamba has pledged his support for Dr. Hage Geingob for re-election as SWAPO Party Vice-President at the party Congress in Windhoek on the 29th of November to the 2nd of December.
 
The President says Geingob has been his vice-president for the past five years and he does not see anything wrong with him continuing in the same position.
 
The Congress is the ruling party's highest decision-making body and whoever is elected will be the party's candidate for the 2014 National Presidential Elections.
 
Dr. Geingob will contest the party's Vice-Presidency with the Secretary-General, Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana, and the Secretary for Information and Mobilisation, Jerry Ekandjo.
 
President Pohamba states that all three candidates are qualified to hold the position, but that the democratic process requires that each delegate only votes for one. 
 
However, he stresses that the successful candidate will have to be supported by all SWAPO Party members during the national elections in 2014.
 
The President calls on all party members to exercise maturity and avoid taking issues personally.
 
He is confident the ruling party will not see a repeat of 2004, which saw one of the losing candidates, Hidipo Hamutenya, leaving the party.
 
The President made the comments in an interview with NBC News.
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