By Sakeus Iikela and Hileni Nembwaya

FOUNDING president Sam Nujoma on Saturday endorsed Swapo president Hage Geingob as the ruling party’s sole candidate in this month’s presidential election.

Nujoma, who spoke at a Swapo campaign rally at Oshikuku in the Omusati region, was reminded by justice minister Sacky Shanghala to officially endorse Geingob as the party’s presidential candidate after delivering his speech.

β€œTo make it categorically clear, we have only one candidate, and that candidate is president Hage Geingob, for the Swapo Party and for the Republic of Namibia,” Nujoma stated.

His pronouncement thus quashed perceptions that he was backing independent presidential candidate Panduleni Itula – also a Swapo member – for the country’s presidency.

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