KATIMA MULILO, Aug. 28 – The just ended 6th Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) congress which was held in Katima Mulilo, Zambezi, unanimously endorsed President Hage Geingob as it’s preferred Presidential candidate for the upcoming Swapo Party Congress, to all but cement Geingobs’s SWAPO Party Presidency come November.
In May, outgoing Central Committee of SPYL under the leadership of Veikko Nekundi also took the same early decision of endorsing Geingob. which was later unseccsfully challenged by a small faction within SPYL at High Court, as the court ruled in favour of the SPYL leadership at the time.
So far almost all Swapo Party wings and regional conferences held country-wide, have endorsed Hage Geingob as their sole Presidential.
According to reliable sources within the party. the duo of Founding Father and President of the Republic of Namibia, Sam Nujoma, and his successor, former President Hifikepunye Pohamba, are also in support of Geingob, cementing the leadership transition as a culture within the party.
However, few critics are working hard that Geingob be challenged at the Congress. Nevertheless, at this point in time, it might be too late to introduce a Presidential candidate at the floor while 90 % of Party structures have already endorsed Geingob.
SPYL congress also endorsed Ephraim Nekongo and Christine Haindaka as their new Secretary and Deputy Secretary. – Robert Maseka