Swapo rally draws thousands to Sam Nujoma Stadium

WINDHOEK: With barely a week before the country’s Presidential and National elections, thousands of Swapo supporters gathered at the Sam Nujoma Stadium to listen to the Party President, Hifikepunye Pohamba during the party’s star rally.

The country will go to the polls on Friday next week (28 November )to elect a new President and members of the new National Assembly.

President Hifikepunye Pohamba who addressed the audience on Saturday afternoon, thanked Swapo party members for the peaceful manner in which the election campaign was conducted during the past few weeks.

SWAPO launched it’s elects campaign on September 6, which also saw the launching of the party’s Election Manifesto.

‘We (the party) are happy that the mobilization campaign has received a positive response in all corners of the country’ Pohamba said. He added the ruling party is grateful for the overwhelming support by the Namibian People who attended the campaign rallies and contributed to the resource mobilization efforts.

Aprart from addressing party supporters in their full colors, Pohamba also introduced the presidential candidate Dr. Hage Geingob to the audience who welcomed him with loud cheers from the stands.

Pohamba further called on all present and in the rest of the country to go out and vote in numbers. ‘I say go out and vote correctly on 28 November 2014, let us all go out and vote for Comrade Dr. Hage Geingob for President and for the Swapo party to win and overwhelming victory in the National Assembly’ he said.

The Party President also reflects back at all the achievements of SWAPO since Independence almost 25 years ago on March 21 1990. ‘The SWAPO party has a solid track record in governance and service delivery’ Pohamba said.

Adding that the development programs that the party implemented brought positive changes in all parts of the country.

The Star Rally was attended amongst other by the Founding President, Dr, Sam Nujoma, Dr. Hage Geingob, Secretary General (SG) Nangolo Mbumba, Members of Parliament, various regional governors as well as local and traditional leaders.

The crowd who gathered since early morning at the Sam Nujoma stadium in the capitol did get their worth as they were entertained by various local artists among the Ndlimimani cultural troupe.

(edited)WINDHOEK; With elections less than a week away, thousands of Swapo supporters gathered at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday for their party’s last star rally.

The Presidential and National elections will take place next Friday.

Swapo president Hifikepunye Pohamba used the opportunity to thank all Swapo members for the peaceful manner in which the election campaign was conducted during the past few weeks.

The ruling party launched its election campaign and 2014 Election Manifesto on 06 September, and held several election-related activities since.

“We are happy that the mobilisation campaign received a positive response in all corners of the country,” he said, adding that the ruling party is grateful for the overwhelming support by the Namibian people who attended the campaign rallies.

He again introduced the party’s presidential candidate, Dr Hage Geingob to the Swapo colours-clad audience, who welcomed him with loud cheers.

Pohamba further called on all Namibians to vote in large numbers for Geingob and for Swapo to score an overwhelming victory in the National Assembly.

He also reflected on the party’s achievements since independence in 1990, saying Swapo has a solid track record in governance and service delivery, noting that development programmes the party implemented brought positive changes in all parts of the country.

The star rally was also attended by, amongst other dignitaries, Founding President Dr Sam Nujoma, Swapo Secretary-General Nangolo Mbumba, Members of Parliament, various regional governors as well as local and traditional leaders.

The large crowd, who gathered since early in the morning at the stadium, was entertained by various local musicians.

SOURCE: NAMPA