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Renamo Secretary-General Manuel Bissopo said on Monday that the successor of the late party president Afonso Dhlakama would be elected by party congress within three months.
“In two or three months we will hold the congress, and will [afterwards] have all the organs of the party corresponding to the new reality,” Manuel Bissopo said in statements released yesterday by STV.
Renamo has been without a president since the death of Afonso Dhlakama in May of this year and has been run in the meantime by Ossufo Momade.
Asked about reports of his candidacy for the Renamo presidency, Manuel Bissopo merely said that the choice of the party leader would depend on the will of its members.
“The individual will does not override the will of the majority, so we are all soldiers ready to fulfil a mission, which is the will of the majority,” Bissopo said.
Elias Dhlakama, Renamo member and brother of Afonso Dhlakama, also referred the decision to the members of the party when asked about reports citing him as a candidate.
“Renamo members have options, everyone chooses what they want,” the general of the Defence Forces of Mozambique in the reserve said.
Renamo’s parliamentary whip Ivone Soares said the party needed to choose a new president soon, because the country was due to hold general elections in 2019.
“We have to reconstitute ourselves as a party swiftly, with a firm direction to move towards the general elections,” she said.Source: Lusa
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