The independent deputy for the UNITA list, Francisco Viana, criticized the stance of the parliamentarians of this party who, last Saturday, refused to pose with the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, for the family photo, during the solemn opening of the Parliamentary Year. .
Francisco Viana, the only deputy on the UNITA list who joined MPLA, PRS, FNLA and PHA parliamentarians, said he was surprised by this behavior.
“We, when we took office as deputies, swore to recognize the institutions. At the moment when we receive the highest instance in Parliament, we must affectionately respect the Angolan Head of State”, said Francisco Viana, quoted by Rádio Nacional de Angola, stressing that the opening photograph of a legislative year is historic.
He promised that he will be a link between the two benches and work hard to help and find the best solutions.
“As an independent deputy, I will do everything to establish a good bridge between the UNITA deputies and the MPLA deputies. I am a people’s deputy. We will try to work with the Executive to (the Government) be a slave to its promises”, he concluded.