Angola: Bento Bento Confirmed As MPLA Head in Luanda

Luanda — Bento Joaquim Sebastião Francisco Bento "Bento Bento", a member of the The ruling MPLA Politburo, was elected on Saturday the party's first secretary in the Province of Luanda, at the seventh Extraordinary Provincial Conference, with 989 votes in favor, 12 against, 2 abstentions and an equal number of nulls.

The charismatic politician - who replaces Joana Lina Ramos Baptista Cândido - returns five years after to the top position of the MPLA party in the capital, the largest national electoral ward.

After the election, in his intervention, Bento Bento thanked the party's leadership for his nomination and the confirmation of the delegates, reaffirming the commitment to continue to be demanding with himself, with his collaborators, to be relentless towards political opponents, in order to better materialize the noblest aspirations of the Angolan people, maintaining the MPLA's winning mystique.

At the opening ceremony, MPLA vice-president, Luísa Damião, stressed the need for a healthy rapport between the party and the provincial government of Luanda (GPL), to respond to the most pressing problems facing citizens.

She stressed the need for militants to roll up the sleeves to face the political challenges as a general issue, to revitalize specialty committees, to improve statistical data and to introduce innovative methods of the fees and contribution programme.

In the closing session, the party's general secretary, Paulo Pombolo, urged the new secretary to strive for teamwork, in order to overcome the challenges.

Before ending her term, Joana Lina, thanked the leadership of the party and its leader, for the political confidence given to her to lead the general action of the organization in Luanda.

On the occasion, he wished his successor successes in the noble and demanding mission, to work together for the victory of the MPLA in the country's capital.

Joana Lina, who replaces Sérgio Luther Rescova, already deceased, became the first woman to lead the party in Luanda.

Bento Bento was appointed to the post of MPLA'sfirst secretary in Luanda at the last session of the party's Central Committee, held on April 6 this year.

The charismatic politician - who replaces Joana Lina Ramos Baptista Cândido - returns five years after to the top position of the MPLA party in the capital, the largest national electoral ward.

After the election, in his intervention, Bento Bento thanked the party's leadership for his nomination and the confirmation of the delegates, reaffirming the commitment to continue to be demanding with himself, with his collaborators, to be relentless towards political opponents, in order to better materialize the noblest aspirations of the Angolan people, maintaining the MPLA's winning mystique.

At the opening ceremony, MPLA vice-president, Luísa Damião, stressed the need for a healthy rapport between the party and the provincial government of Luanda (GPL), to respond to the most pressing problems facing citizens.

She stressed the need for militants to roll up the sleeves to face the political challenges as a general issue, to revitalize specialty committees, to improve statistical data and to introduce innovative methods of the fees and contribution programme.

In the closing session, the party's general secretary, Paulo Pombolo, urged the new secretary to strive for teamwork, in order to overcome the challenges.

Before ending her term, Joana Lina, thanked the leadership of the party and its leader, for the political confidence given to her to lead the general action of the organization in Luanda.

On the occasion, he wished his successor successes in the noble and demanding mission, to work together for the victory of the MPLA in the country's capital.

Joana Lina, who replaces Sérgio Luther Rescova, already deceased, became the first woman to lead the party in Luanda.

Bento Bento was appointed to the post of MPLA'sfirst secretary in Luanda at the last session of the party's Central Committee, held on April 6 this year.

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