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Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:41 - Updated Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:41

Election2017: Campaign should go smoothly - UNITA

Luanda - The electoral campaign ahead of the forthcoming 23 August general election must go in a calm environment and within the parameters of responsibility.

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UNITA's member Adalberto da Costa Júnior (file)

Photo: Alberto Julião

This was said Thursday in Luanda by the opposition UNITA party member, Adalberto da Costa Júnior.

The politician who was speaking during UNITA’s State-run Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA) broadcasting under the 10-minute electoral campaign airtime, said Angolans no longer need the aggressive speech of the past.

Adalberto da Costa Júnior was reacting to the speech delivered by the ruling MPLA party’s presidential candidate, João Lourenço, on Tuesday, during a public rally in central Bié province, as part of the electoral campaign ahead of the forthcoming 23 August election.

“This candidate decided to turn much of his speech to recall the traumatic memories that divided the Angolans,” he stated.

The opposition politician said the holding of election must be seen as a normal and positive circumstance, returning to the people the sovereignty to decide who they think should run the country.

“This is the highest moment voters should exercise the sovereignty that is entrusted to them,” he stressed, adding that the election should be seen as consolidating peace, democracy and development.

Six political organisations are geared to the forthcoming 23 August election. They are the ruling MPLA and opposition UNITA, PRS, FNLA, APN and CASA-CE coaltion.

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