A delegation from the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE), led by the Deputy General Secretary, Jesusa Obono Engono Nchama, has travelled to Zimbabwe at the invitation of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) and representing H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of the Republic, to attend the extraordinary congress appointing H. E. Emmerson Mnangagwa as First Secretary and President of the party, and to back him as a candidate in the upcoming 2018 elections.
The meeting, under the banner “Consolidate progress in Zimbabwe through unity, peace and development”, took place in the Robert Mugabe Square, where in addition to appointing H. E. Emmerson Mnangagwa as First Secretary and President of ZANU, and candidate in the 2018 elections, they also supported the resolutions adopted on 19th November, during the change of Government and the removal of the ex First Secretary and President, Robert Mugabe, and the expulsion of members of the party belonging to G40, among them Grace Mugabe.
Around six thousand delegates attended the meeting, including members of the central committee, the Consultative National Assembly, the National League of Women, accredited ambassadors and special guests from friendly countries.
The Deputy General Secretary was accompanied by the Secretary of the Baney Monitoring Commission and member of the national Council, Montserrat Bonkanka Tabares, in addition to various members of the accredited diplomatic mission in Zimbabwe.
In his speech, the secretary Jesusa Obono passed on brotherly greetings and a message of peace from H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to the people of Zimbabwe and his counterpart, H. E. Emmerson Mnangagwa, as the two pan-Africanist leaders share the same vision of unity, and he also praised the management of the political transition without the interference from foreign organisations.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea