Constitutional Court annuls latest UNITA congress

  • Politician Adalberto Costa Júnior
Luanda - The Angolan Constitutional Court (TC) annulled, this Thursday, the 13th congress of the opposition UNITA, which elected Adalberto Costa Júnior as the party's president.

A group of UNITA militants have asked to challenge the congress held in November 2019, alleging that the candidacy process that allowed the election of that politician was filled with irregularities.

 

The Court sustained the request of the complainant, ruling that there was violation of the Constitution and the Law, as well as the 2015 UNITA Statutes, thus annulling the Ordinary Congress of 2019.

 

According to the document that ANGOP had access, the Standing Committee of UNITA's Political Commission had no legitimacy to extend the deadline for submitting candidacies, as its mandate had expired on the date of the facts.

 

It underlines that Adalberto Costa Júnior ran for the leadership of UNITA without giving up his Portuguese nationality.

 

Isaias Samakuva returns to the presidency of UNITA

With the nullity of the XIII Ordinary Congress, of 2019, UNITA must "maintain the order of composition, competence, organization and functioning resulting from the central management elected at the XII Ordinary Congress of 2015", states the note on the court decision.

 

UNITA's central leadership, which came out of the XII Ordinary Congress, is chaired by Isaias Samakuva.

A group of UNITA militants have asked to challenge the congress held in November 2019, alleging that the candidacy process that allowed the election of that politician was filled with irregularities.

 

The Court sustained the request of the complainant, ruling that there was violation of the Constitution and the Law, as well as the 2015 UNITA Statutes, thus annulling the Ordinary Congress of 2019.

 

According to the document that ANGOP had access, the Standing Committee of UNITA's Political Commission had no legitimacy to extend the deadline for submitting candidacies, as its mandate had expired on the date of the facts.

 

It underlines that Adalberto Costa Júnior ran for the leadership of UNITA without giving up his Portuguese nationality.

 

Isaias Samakuva returns to the presidency of UNITA

With the nullity of the XIII Ordinary Congress, of 2019, UNITA must "maintain the order of composition, competence, organization and functioning resulting from the central management elected at the XII Ordinary Congress of 2015", states the note on the court decision.

 

UNITA's central leadership, which came out of the XII Ordinary Congress, is chaired by Isaias Samakuva.