THE candidate for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s ruling party for the December general elections, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, paid a courtesy call on president Hage Geingob at State House yesterday.
Shadary said he had been sent by president Joseph Kabila to seek advice from Geingob as the chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and as the president of Namibia.
He is the presidential candidate for the People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD).
"I am one out of 21 presidential candidates. For the national parliament elections, 15 000 candidates are fighting for 500 seats, and in the provincial assembly, 20 000 people for 780 seats," he explained in his introductory remarks.
Shadary further told Geingob that more details were to be shared during their tête-à-tête which excluded the media.
Geingob, also in brief remarks, welcomed Shadary, told him he is aware of the situation in the DRC, and hoped that the elections would take place peacefully.
The elections in the largest SADC member state are slated for 23 December 2018.
Vice president Nangolo Mbumba and Swapo secretary general Sophia Shaningwa also attended the State House meeting.