Named after a prominent German politician and leader, Adolf Hitler has won a seat in Namibia’s election but says he had no plans to invade the world.
Mr Adolf Hitler Uunona, who was elected with 85 per cent of the vote, told German newspaper Bild: “It has nothing to do with Nazi ideology.”
He won the seat on the ticket of the ruling SWAPO party, which has ruled Namibia since independence from apartheid South Africa in 1990. ”
Namibia, the former German colony known as the South African Republic of West Africa, still lives in a German population, with few streets, places and people still named after Germany.
He said, “My father gave me the name of this man without knowing what Adolf Hitler stood for. When I was a kid I saw the name as a full-fledged common name. It was when I grew up that I realised that he wanted to subjugate.”
The politician said his wife was calling him Adolf, adding that he was usually called Adolf Uunona, but it was too late to change his name officially.
He added: “Just because I have this name does not mean I want to occupy Oshana, it just means the place where I won the election. At the same time, it does not mean that I am trying to dominate the world.”
Uunona won 1,196 votes in the last election compared to 213 for his opponent, returning him to the regional seat he previously won in 2015. His name is abbreviated as “Adolf H” in the list. the names of the candidates were published in the official newspaper, but his name appeared in full on the website of the election results.
Source: Naija News