The Swapo Secretary General, Sophia Shaningwa in an interview with the Windhoek Observer stated that she did not storm out of the Central Committee meeting last Friday, but left the meeting as was arranged prior with the chairperson of the CC, party president Hage Geingob.
She explained to the Observer that she had to catch a flight at 13h00 for her campaign elsewhere, and therefore informed Geingob that she’ll have to be excused if the meeting takes longer than expected.
The central committee meeting only had one agenda point, which was to discuss Jerry Ekandjo’s request to be allowed back into the race for the party’s Vice President position.
“We had only one subject matter on the agenda, of which I sensitized the cc meeting and also our chairman President Hage Geingob, that I do not have enough time since my flight ticket says that I must be at the airport before 1pm, as I have to be in other region for the campaigns,” explained Shaningwa.
‘’Before I left, the chairman amplified my leaving to all the members, so those who are saying I left out of anger and so forth just want to make things sound sweet, but I understand that it is politics,” said the SG.
Meanwhile, Oshikoto Swapo regional coordinator Armas Amukwiyu told the Windhoek Observer that the campaigns in the region went smoothly.
He said all candidates were well received by the delegates and also accorded a fair chance to present without any intimidation.