The official opposition party, the Popular Democratic Movement has held its electoral college this Saturday and its President, and McHenry Venaani told the party’s faithful that they will not insult the ruling Swapo party during the campaign trail.
“I want to urge you members of the central committee and especially regional coordinators we are going to run a campaign of no insults. We are not going to be the movement insulting our political adversaries. Let them do that to us. We have a better job to save. We have a manifesto that Swapo cannot match.
Now that they are running to political consultants and international consultants to write a manifesto, their manifestos cannot promise anything because for the last 29 years they could not deliver on any of their manifestos. So fellow Namibians we are not going to insult the ruling party and their leaders,” he said.
He also told those running for the National Assembly to put the country first before politics.
In the meantime, PDM has been the first party to launch its manifesto this past week.
Venaani, through the document dubbed Strategy Namibia, promised that he would accomplish in 100 days what the ruling Swapo party failed to accomplish in 29 years.
The launch of the manifesto and the consequent holding of the electoral-college officially puts PDM on the campaign trail with elections just two months away.
“You can’t want to lead a country, a people, a polity, a civilisation, without having the love for your country. You can’t want to represent a movement such as ours if you don’t have a love for your country”
Namibia, this country which is the quantum of our hopes and the bearer of our soul is more important than PDM, it is more important than Swapo, it is more important than any political formation,” said Venaani during his impassioned speech.
He told those running in the upcoming make-or-break elections to lead in the interest of the country.