Ruling party rejects Patriotic Front’s assessment of the Nation

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Luanda – The Secretariat of the ruling MPLA party’s Politburo Friday in Luanda rejected as “incoherent and irresponsible” the assessment made by the opposition so-called Broad Patriotic Front of the state of the nation.

 

 

The Broad Patriotic Front is a three-party political force willing to challenge the ruling MPLA party in the 2022 election.

In a note released Saturday in Luanda, the ruling MPLA party’s Political Bureau Secretariat says the “self-proclaimed Front does not come with an alternative governing programme to that of MPLA” and “has no vision for  the future of the country".

As to the MPLA’s loss of legitimacy to continue running the country mentioned by the “Front”, the ruling party says “such statement is revealing of the known lack of sense of Statesmanship and of respect for the democratic institutions the opposition forces, with UNITA at the head, have been showing.”

The ruling party underscores that Angolans know that the only possible way to legitimately achieve power in the country is through election and it is the MPLA and its President João Lourenço they entrusted, in the 2017 general elections, the legitimacy to rule until the next election.

According to the note, those who claim, with no mandate whatsoever, the right to call into question the legitimacy entrusted by the people of Angola at the ballots, clearly show their lack of respect for the Constitution they swore to respect.

The communique further states that the attempt to mislead the citizens with the narrative that MPLA has lost the legitimacy to run Angola can only expose the purpose of inciting Angolans into rebellion and disobedience against the legitimate institutions.

It also says the resulting consequences thereof could only be imputed to the promoters of the self-proclaimed “Patriotic Front”.

According to the communique, it is not surprising that the will to reach power at any cost, even without any reliable project of Nation, leads the promoters into ignoring all that is being done towards a sustainable solution to the problem of the draught in the southern region of the country.

In this regard, the Secretariat of the Political Bureau mentions that structuring projects are about to take off to deal with the situation.

It also mentions that there is no record in Angola’s history of investments of the dimension of those underway to take advantage of the Cunene river waters.

Besides, the note further states, Angolans and the southern province’s populations are aware of the ruling party-backed Executive’s commitment   to continuing to assist the needy and rally to the civil society for the solidarity movement.

The note states that since President João Lourenço visited the regions most severely hit by the draught in the southern provinces of Cunene and Namibe, the assistance to the affected populations with foodstuffs, water, clothing, trucks and bike-tankers and water boreholes has significantly improved.

The note mentions that, right now, trucks laden with more than 200 tons of assorted goods raised under the “Abraço Solidario” Campaign, launched by the media fraternity, are on their way to the needy regions.

Regrettably, the communique says, the country has no record of any initiative from the opposition, that is rather busy inciting the youths into bad causes, like violent demonstrations, vandalising and destroying public property.

The note reaffirms that the ruling MPLA is truly committed to fighting corruption and impunity to moralise the society and safeguard the common wellbeing.

The ruling MPLA party’s Politburo Secretariat states in the note that the election is won at the ballots with the people’s vote, stressing that those who claim to be confident about an early victory should neither fear the people nor seek excuses “for their more than likely defeat”.

 

According to the note, the ruling MPLA has no doubt that the citizens are closely watching the present challenges and the Executive’s endeavour to continue improving Angolans’ living.

The ruling MPLA party reiterates its commitment to peace, stability and continued and devoted effort to keep making reforms the country needs to always do better for everyone, the note reads.

 

 

The Broad Patriotic Front is a three-party political force willing to challenge the ruling MPLA party in the 2022 election.

In a note released Saturday in Luanda, the ruling MPLA party’s Political Bureau Secretariat says the “self-proclaimed Front does not come with an alternative governing programme to that of MPLA” and “has no vision for  the future of the country".

As to the MPLA’s loss of legitimacy to continue running the country mentioned by the “Front”, the ruling party says “such statement is revealing of the known lack of sense of Statesmanship and of respect for the democratic institutions the opposition forces, with UNITA at the head, have been showing.”

The ruling party underscores that Angolans know that the only possible way to legitimately achieve power in the country is through election and it is the MPLA and its President João Lourenço they entrusted, in the 2017 general elections, the legitimacy to rule until the next election.

According to the note, those who claim, with no mandate whatsoever, the right to call into question the legitimacy entrusted by the people of Angola at the ballots, clearly show their lack of respect for the Constitution they swore to respect.

The communique further states that the attempt to mislead the citizens with the narrative that MPLA has lost the legitimacy to run Angola can only expose the purpose of inciting Angolans into rebellion and disobedience against the legitimate institutions.

It also says the resulting consequences thereof could only be imputed to the promoters of the self-proclaimed “Patriotic Front”.

According to the communique, it is not surprising that the will to reach power at any cost, even without any reliable project of Nation, leads the promoters into ignoring all that is being done towards a sustainable solution to the problem of the draught in the southern region of the country.

In this regard, the Secretariat of the Political Bureau mentions that structuring projects are about to take off to deal with the situation.

It also mentions that there is no record in Angola’s history of investments of the dimension of those underway to take advantage of the Cunene river waters.

Besides, the note further states, Angolans and the southern province’s populations are aware of the ruling party-backed Executive’s commitment   to continuing to assist the needy and rally to the civil society for the solidarity movement.

The note states that since President João Lourenço visited the regions most severely hit by the draught in the southern provinces of Cunene and Namibe, the assistance to the affected populations with foodstuffs, water, clothing, trucks and bike-tankers and water boreholes has significantly improved.

The note mentions that, right now, trucks laden with more than 200 tons of assorted goods raised under the “Abraço Solidario” Campaign, launched by the media fraternity, are on their way to the needy regions.

Regrettably, the communique says, the country has no record of any initiative from the opposition, that is rather busy inciting the youths into bad causes, like violent demonstrations, vandalising and destroying public property.

The note reaffirms that the ruling MPLA is truly committed to fighting corruption and impunity to moralise the society and safeguard the common wellbeing.

The ruling MPLA party’s Politburo Secretariat states in the note that the election is won at the ballots with the people’s vote, stressing that those who claim to be confident about an early victory should neither fear the people nor seek excuses “for their more than likely defeat”.

 

According to the note, the ruling MPLA has no doubt that the citizens are closely watching the present challenges and the Executive’s endeavour to continue improving Angolans’ living.

The ruling MPLA party reiterates its commitment to peace, stability and continued and devoted effort to keep making reforms the country needs to always do better for everyone, the note reads.