On Friday 18th November, the campaign for next Sunday’s Presidential, Legislative and Municipal elections in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea came to a close.
The final PDGE and coalition candidate political rally took place in the new Malabo Stadium, where more than 60 young people and CPDS militants rejoined the ranks of the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea.
The ceremony took place in the presence of the Vice-President of the Party and President of the PDGE Specialist Women’s Organisation, H. E. Constancia Mangue de Obiang, the President of the Youth Federation and National Director of the PDGE Electoral Campaign, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, and the Deputy General Secretaries and Second, Third and Fourth Deputy National Directors, Armando Ela Nsue Mengue, Judit Nfono Ngomo Nchama and Dolores Nchama Alogo Nsa, respectively.
The event was also attended by all PDGE structures, federated organisations and related associations, militants and sympathisers from the districts of Malabo, Baney, the Municipality of Rebola and other urban districts, who went to hear political speeches from the Mayoress of Malabo, the Campaign Coordinator, and words from an elder.
The Secretary General and First Deputy National Director, Jerónimo Osa Osa Ecoro, presented to the audience the electoral programme set out by Candidate Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, whose actions to be introduced will represent continuity, progress and political and social stability.
More than 12 political parties from the democratic opposition are supporting the People’s Candidate, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, in these presidential elections, and their respective groupings are also running in coalition with the PDGE in the hope of winning 75 Senate seats, 100 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and more than 1,000 town councillors.
Teodoro Nguema Obiang, National Campaign Director, conveyed the political message of the People’s Candidate of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea to the people who had gathered.
“I give you the customary greeting of peace,” was how Obiang Nguema Mbasogo began his speech, in his significant reflections.
The PDGE candidate also spoke of his election within the party as candidate for President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea for the next seven years, and explained that in order to avoid further expense it had been decided to organise these three elections -Presidential, Legislative and Municipal-, together, since the country was suffering an economic crisis due to the low price of hydrocarbons, the COVID-19 pandemic and 7M, in addition to the wars ravaging the world as a whole.
The political agenda from the nation’s highest leader also provides a prominent place for women, which is why the quota for women’s participation in the National Parliament, local governments and the central executive has gone up to 35%.
Equatoguinean youth, as the next generation, led by Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, was also called upon to contribute towards the country’s development; thus priority was given to their training and incorporation within the highest State management bodies.
At another point in his discourse, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo described as courageous the leaders of the democratic opposition political parties who have decided to work alongside the Government and the PDGE for the consolidation of the nation’s genuine democratic process.
H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo congratulated the political leadership of his party for the magnificent organisation of the electoral campaign; thanks and congratulations that were also extended to all the militants who have contributed financially to the success of this political party.
During the fifteen days of the nationwide election campaign, the PDGE rallies have been marked by a massive turnout of people from all parts of the country, whether provincially, regionally and nationally.
Dances, baleles and folk groups entertained the political rally in which security and public order services, health services, civil protection and the media worked side by side before, during and after the political event.
And the political atmosphere, according to party leaders in the provinces of Kie Ntem, Djibloho, Centro Sur, Wele Nzas, Litoral, Annobon, Bioko Sur and Norte was favourable for the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea.
They are all hoping, as on previous occasions, for an overwhelming victory on Sunday 20th November throughout the national territory of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government