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Other parties lack the emotional intelligence to rule: Venaani

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Popular Democratic Movement leader McHenry Venaani has said PDM is the only political party in Namibia with the political maturity and emotional intelligence to handle power. Venaani, who was speaking at the party’s star rally for the Swakopmund by-elections on […]

Popular Democratic Movement leader McHenry Venaani has said PDM is the only political party in Namibia with the political maturity and emotional intelligence to handle power.

Venaani, who was speaking at the party’s star rally for the Swakopmund by-elections on Sunday, questioned other parties’ abilities to lead the country and said they lack the emotional intelligence to rule the country.

“We are having these by-elections because the opposition party that won here fired their leader because they cannot manage power and I dare say it, out of all these parties, none of them have the emotional intelligence to handle political power,” he stated.

“Parties are fighting one another over power. There is no development because instead of leading, people are fighting. This tells you they do not have the political maturity to deal with power,” he continued.

Venaani also accused the ruling party, Swapo, of failing to diversify and to add value to commodities that leave the country in raw form.

“Our bread and butter issues are that we have uranium as a resource, but we have a government that has a paralysis of thinking and is doing nothing to engineer the revolution of value addition on our commodities.”

According to Venaani, PDM is the country’s only solution towards political tranquillity as he said the party is “capable of transcending disagreements.”

“We must give power to leaders and parties who can handle it. Any person can become a leader, but not everyone can handle leadership. How you manage that power once given to you is important,” he noted.

Meanwhile, the party’s candidate for the by-elections, Lelanie Pascheka, said she wants to hear from the community themselves about their needs as opposed to speaking for them, once elected as constituency councillor.

“This has been the problem in Namibia for so long, nobody is allowed to voice their opinions, talk about what they need or express what they feel is wrong. All these ideas I would like to implement is for the development of the town, but I need your support,” she stressed.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

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