September 22, 2022 at 2:11 pm
The march was convened by the leader of UNITA at the beginning of the month and was announced as the continuation of the fight for the creation of a Democratic Rule of Law in Angola and in the aftermath of the release of the final results after the Constitutional Court failed the last legal protest of the “Galo Black”.
UNITA argues that the march is for citizenship and consolidation of the democratic and lawful state, given the worrying realization of “a regression of the democratic framework” in the country.
And it is scheduled to start at Largo de Santa Ana and end at Largo das Escola. On his Facebook page, Adalberto Costa Júnior calls for participation “to continue the fight for Angola”.
The president of the Social Renewal Party (PRS), Benedito Daniel, said that his supporters will not participate in the march that UNITA has called for the 24th of September.
“After the August 24 elections, the party leadership and the militants are reflecting on the results that the party has achieved. We are not going to participate in this UNITA march”, underlined Benedito Daniel.
The Luanda provincial secretary of the FNLA, Xavier Gonçalves Bunga, is also of the same opinion that his political formation will not participate in the UNITA march, as he does not know the purpose of this concentration.
“We don’t know the objectives of this march. Nor is there any orientation from the party leadership to join the march”, he added.
A source from the leadership of the Humanist Party of Angola (PHA), expressed the unwillingness of its militants to join UNITA on the 24th to participate in the march.
The leader of the Nationalist Party for Justice in Angola -N”JANGO, Dinho Chingunji, also said that militants, sympathizers and friends will not be present at this march called by UNITA.
“We do not go to this type of activity”, summarized to Dinho Chingunj, whose party was outlawed by the Constitutional Court (TC) for failing to reach 0.5 percent of votes in the August 24 elections.
The president of the National Patriotic Alliance (APN), Quintino de Moreira, who also saw the party being extinguished by the TC for failing to reach 0.5 percent of votes in the August 24 elections, said his organization will not be on this march.
“We have a lot to do after the elections. We are not going to participate in the march that UNITA has called”, he said.
“The Standing Committee of UNITA notes with concern that, despite the National Electoral Commission “CNE” and the Constitutional Court having awarded victory to the regime’s party, in recent days the country has experienced a worrying regression of the democratic framework with the restriction of freedoms, threats to the physical integrity of activists and political leaders, as well as members of civil society who have their own opinion”, read a statement from this party organ.
The Standing Committee also points out the dismissals of officials and forced transfers, in addition to censorship in Organs state media, which is “aligned with the display of military and effective means of the defense and security forces in a clear intimidation against those who want to demonstrate their if against the state c of the country”.
Finally, UNITA reiterates its desire to “enforce the rights of citizens and with respect for those who have placed their trust in it at the polls”.