NamTwitter Unimpressed With Prime Minister

Tweeps say the Prime Minister should know better

By  | May 19, 2020, 02:11 PM  | Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila  | Drama

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The standoff between Angelina Immanuel who is running as an independent candidate for the Ondangwa by-election and the Swapo party has set the Twittersphere alight like nothing else this week.

The biggest thorn in tweeps' side is the fact that Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila drove a whole 700 kilometers to Ondangwa to throw shade at Angelina. Most tweeps were not impressed and preached to their fellow youth to ignore the PM and support their peer.

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[email protected] tweeted "how I wish all Namibian youth were from Ondangwa...this arrogant fossils are always happy to flash a middle finger to the poor. 700 km just to go decampaign a young woman. We are tired of parties meme.they have promised everything including heaven nothing is left."

Others felt the PMs remarks demonstrated how women pull each other down.
[email protected] said, "sadly we are each other's downfall, women."

[email protected] made it clear that the youth can no longer vote for old people after the youth have  "corruption".

Another tweep observed that the vocal feminists have left the independent candidate down as they did not show support or stand with her in midst of the verbal attacks from the PM.

In an open letter to the PM this week Angelina said "I ran a peaceful campaign and never attacked anyone."

She also confronted the PM for coming for her despite the fact that she herself started became a Director General of the National Planning Commission at the same age as her at 27, 27 when she had not had a single experience in national planning and then ended up as a Prime Minister.

And just as the fires were about to go down the PM hit back and told Angelina to stay in her lane just as she did.

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"In regard to the assertion that I started out in government at a young age, and that given that and as a woman, I ought to support a young female candidate, I wish to say that, indeed I started serving in Public Office at a young age, and I have always been supportive of Youth and Women Empowerment. That has been the case in the various capacities that I have served as a member of the government and the party leadership," she said.

Angelina says she decided to stand up due to the lack of enlightenment and energetic leadership, has resulted in underdevelopment of her town, poverty, inequality, hate against the poor, general despondency and lack of youth participation in national politics although youth are majority.

“Many youth are scared of standing up. Not because they are incapable but because they are undermined and their views are not heard. Those are some of the things that made me decide to stand up for my community and generation. It is clear that political parties won't help us," she says.

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Main image credit: Angelina Immanuel/Facebook

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