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UNITA calls for removal of MPLA electoral propaganda from the streets of Luanda

UNITA asked the Luanda provincial government to “immediately remove” all MPLA political-electoral propaganda material, which anticipates the official pre-election campaign period.

: DW
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In a letter addressed to the governor of Luanda, Ana Paula de Carvalho, the leader of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), Adalberto Costa Júnior, said that "the creeping proliferation throughout the territory of Angola is notorious for a time." Luanda province, with abundant political-electoral propaganda, undisciplined, with an appeal to vote in the MPLA [Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola] party, the Government party".

In this sense, the UNITA leader denounces and vehemently protests the extemporaneous posting by the MPLA, placed before the official pre-electoral and electoral campaign period to be established by law in the context of the next general elections of 2022, not yet called by the President of the Republic.

"Strongly protest against the indifference and tolerant silence of the public authorities, who administer the said territory, in the face of the abusive and absurd acts of the MPLA party", says the letter.
For the largest opposition party, the MPLA party's "fake party", which, together with the UNITA party, will dispute in 2022 political power, and the silent, indifferent, permissible and tolerant conduct of the public authorities that administer the territory of Luanda province in the face of these abuses and absurdities confer publicity benefits on the MPLA party".

This taking into account "when it comes to the knowledge, promotion and display of its symbols among voters, such as the call to vote posted on Avenida 1º de Maio, which reads: João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, President of the MPLA 2022 Reelected".

According to Adalberto Costa Júnior, the fact contradicts the Law on Political Parties and the Constitution of the Republic, which enshrines the principle of legality when it states that: "The State is subordinate to the Constitution and is based on legality, and must respect and enforce the laws".

"In these terms, and in the most legal terms, it requires the immediate removal of all the aforementioned material from the territory of the province of Luanda, in the interest of a timely, egalitarian, orderly, regulated and grounded in strict compliance with the limits of the applicable law ", he stresses, also requesting that he be promptly notified of the decision that falls on the request made.