Angola: Ruling Party Call On Militants for More Engagement

Luanda — The vice president of the ruling MPLA party, Roberto de Almeida, Thursday in Luanda called on militants at all levels to engage more in the preparations for general elections this year in the country.

Roberto de Almeida who was addressing the new year compliments ceremony said MPLA will be facing great challenges this year, including general elections.

He said through the election, the party under the leadership of its president, José Eduardo dos Santos, will seek the renewal of the people?s trust to continue to pursue the objectives contained in its programme aimed at improving the living of the populations.

The politician admitted that the great victories attained and the Government?s realisations visible by everyone, has had the participation of a great part of the Angolan people, so the benefits should be enjoyed by Angolans first.

Roberto de Almeida appealed to the militants to remain firm in the trust in the party and keep a watchful eye on manoeuvres of the political adversaries that, he added, could use slander, infiltration into the organisation and provocations.

The ruling party official noted that statistics show a rising growth of the party which he regarded as very good as this gives guarantees that Angola and its people can continue counting on the main political force of the country.

"MPLA is a party with a long tradition, having conquered independence for the whole Angolan people and defended the sovereignty and territorial integrity to the last consequences," he stated.

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