The competition was tough, but it wasn’t war: Geingob

Incumbent President Hage Geingob whose popularity waned by 31 per cent from the 87 per cent he received from the electorate five years ago, has admitted that this year's Presidential election was a tough one.

The results announced by Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) Chairperson Advocate Notemba Tjipueja revealed that Geingob received 464 703 (56,3 per cent) of the possible 826 198 votes.

Accepting the outcome of the election here last night, Geingob acknowledged that he faced stiff competition from his 10 competitors to retain his position.

Geingob though was quick to note that the election was not a war but a contest of ideas and programmes.

In his victory speech, he urged those that participated in the election to hold hands as Namibia is the only country they have.

Source: Namibia Press Agency