Luanda – The Angolan ruling MPLA party as a democratic, winner and credible organisation does not resort to fraud to win elections.
This was said by the head of the MPLA parliamentary bench, Virgílio de Fontes Pereira.
The MP who was reading out a political declaration during the 11th plenary ordinary session of the Parliament, in reaction to utterances by the opposition UNITA bench leader, Raul Danda, who charged that the integrity of the electoral process was under a threat.
Fontes Pereira assured that the legal basis for the electoral process to go in line with the requirements of a democratic and lawful State has be put in place, adding that “we will act, as always, with the dignity of any nation in the world.”
The MP said the MPLA militants, sympathisers and friends will be once again in a position to show their organisation capacity and their determination to maintain the country in the right direction that ensures a tranquil future.
He stated that MPLA has showed this fact with the massive participation in the demonstration of last Saturday for support for president José Eduardo dos Santos as the head of the party’s list.
“Only a strong, charismatic and beloved leader can mobilise the sympathy of the population to the highest degree. Only a credible, democratic, dynamic and winner party like MPL can show such a high level of popularity. This proves that we, the strong ones, need no fraud,” he stated.
In his turn, the leader of the opposition FNLA party, Ngola Kabangu, spoke of the need for mechanisms of security and efficacy for the citizens to exercise their right to vote in freedom and democracy.
Quintino Moreira, head of the opposition “Nova Democracia” parliamentary bench, defended the elimination of all type of friction in the electoral process and that the organs of justice get prepared to punish any deviances.
In his turn, the leader of the opposition PRS parliamentary bench, Sapalo António, focused his address on the Law that authorises the National Assembly to issue new bank notes and metallic coins.
Sapalo António said he hopes the measure will not negatively affect the purchasing power of the citizen.