Geingob bullish over election performance

The Swapo presidential candidate, Hage Geingob says the electorate attend his party's electioneering meetings in thousands, which demonstrates that the party will be voted for overwhelmingly in the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

Geingob, who is also the head of State, made these remarks whilst addressing thousands of Swapo members, supporters and sympathisers during the party's electioneering meeting at Eenhana in the Omusati Region on Sunday.

He used the same meeting to call on all Swapo followers to conduct themselves according to the elections code of conduct in their campaigns and not to fall for provocation from the opponents.

He referred to the alleged blocking of the roads at Ondangwa and Oshakati by supporters of an independent presidential candidate, Dr Panduleni Itula, on Saturday as the provocations the Swapo membership should avoid at all cost.

Geingob condemned the blocking of the roads at Ondangwa and Oshakati by Itula supporters, saying it provoked members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) to act and disperse them.

Just blocking the roads, where citizens are using � how are you going to run the country and how are you going to govern, Geingob asked, adding that blocking the roads is not a good thing.

He went on to say Swapo opponents want to provoke the situation and behaving stubborn so that the world observers who will come to Namibia for the upcoming elections will say it was not free and fair.

Spokesperson of NamPol in the Oshana Region, Inspector Thomas Aiyambo has confirmed to Nampa on Sunday that a group of unruly young people disturbed traffic flow on public road between Ondangwa and Oshakati on Saturday.

The group's blocking of the road has also allegedly affected the passing motorcade of Geingob on Saturday evening and as such, members of the NamPol Task Force were called in to disperse the said young people by firing teargas and rubber bullets at them in order to restore order.

However, one of the organisers in the Itula camp, Pau Pau, in a telephonic interview with Nampa on Monday shot down the allegations and described it a fabrication by both the Police and the Geingob's camp.

Any Police officer saying we blocked the road should come out to challenge me, rather than coming up with fabrications,' Pau fumed, adding that the Police were supposed to do the arrest on the grounds that intervening with the Presidential Motorcade is an offense by law.

According to him, the issue is deliberately blown out of proportion by those supporting Geingob and Swapo campaigns to tarnish the image of Itula's electioneering camp.