Angola: Unita Denounces Sabotage Against President Initiatives

Luanda — The outgoing president of UNITA, Isaías Samakuva, Wednesday in Luanda denounced the existence of sabotage to the initiatives of the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, for lack of patriotism and cohesion.

1 / 1

Delegados ao XIII Congresso Ordinário da UNITA

Speaking at the opening session of the 13th UNITA Congress, Samakuva said the country was lagging behind because power was "in the hands of oligarchic forces that captured the state and seized the economy to subdue the Angolan people.

"He therefore encouraged President Joao Lourenco to pursue the fight against corruption with determination, otherwise it would be absorbed by the strong movement for democracy.

For Samakuva, who was 16 years at the head of the largest opposition party, the fight against corruption cannot be directed only against people, nor for the satisfaction of personal or group goals, but against the corrupting system, including financial, political, electoral, social, religious and judicial ones.

He said that the country should prepare for the cycle of UNITA, which is for the consolidation of democracy and the rule of law and to revive the new generation of patriots, national cohesion and active citizenship.

On the other hand, he urged militants to choose from among the five candidates for UNITA's presidency the one that has the capacity to congregate, which is honest, capable of forming a solid, disciplined and cohesive nucleus to form the party's Executive Committee.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: ANGOP

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.