At a campaign rally in Luanda on August 20,2022, Joao Lourenco, the president of Angola and the MPLA presidential candidate, addressed the crowd.
The MPLA, the ruling party in Angola, conducted its final rally on August 20 during the final weekend before the general elections. Around 600,000 people reportedly attended the gathering that was held on the outskirts of Luanda, according to the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola, which has been in control for the past 47 years.
On stage, President Lourenço, who is seeking reelection, defended his activities since 2017 and discussed some political commitments like increasing electricity output and constructing new refineries.
“We have reminded you, what this government has done for five years. Even though we had to live with a pandemic as important as the Covid-19 pandemic for half of that period. Angola people have been able to see the many new things brought up during this mandate and that has only one meaning, the MPLA is a serious party.”, said João Lourenço.
Lourenço urged his supporters to cast ballots as he concluded the final mass performance, as they are known as in Angola. Without criticising his rivals, he outlined the actions made by his government over the previous five years in his speech.
The return of the deceased former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos’ remains was welcomed by the oil-rich country.
The polls in these elections are said to be the closest in Angola since the country adopted a multiparty system in the early 1990s.
Meanwhile, prior to the presidential election, which will take place on August 24, 2022, Primate Elijah Ayodele, the Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church in Nigeria, has sent a warning to Joao Lourenco, the President of Angola.
In a message sent on Sunday, Primate Ayoldele’s media assistant Osho Oluwatosin included the warning.
He disclosed that if Lourenco doesn’t make changes and restore order to the nation, there would be some things working against him in the election.
Ayodele said: President Joao Lourenco of Angola will see some factors go against him if he doesn’t adjust before the election.
“He has to do a lot of things about the economy and put the country in order, otherwise they will form a coalition against him.
“The opposition and other parties will join hands together to unseat him.
“He must not sleep if he wants to win.
“He must put his party together if he wants to win.
“He must take every step to actualise victory because the opposition has planned how to chase him out of office.”