Adolf Hitler Wins Elections in Namibia
A Namibian whose name is Adolf Hitler Uunona has won a local election in his constituency known as Ompundja in the Oshana region. Unlike his European namesake, however, he has no desire or interest in conquering the world. In the words of the newly-elected councillor, “That I have this name doesn’t mean that I want to subjugate Oshana now. It doesn’t mean that I’m striving for world domination!”
Furthermore, when asked how he came about the name, he stated that he was given that name at birth by his biological father. Defending his father’s actions, Uunona said that his father had no inclination or idea as to the horrible history behind the name. According to him, German names are quite popular in Namibia since it was colonised by the Germans; hence, it is only natural to give his son a ‘popular’ German name.
Adolf Hitler Uunona further stated that he didn’t quite understand the horrible history associated with the name until he became much older. He said: “As a child, I saw it as a totally normal name. It wasn’t until I was growing up that I realized this man wanted to subjugate the whole world. I have nothing to do with any of these things.”
In terms of the election itself, Uunona, Namibia’s Adolf Hitler, a member of the South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) won 85% of the votes with a total of 1,196 votes in the election which was held in November, 2020. Eyewitnesses report that his name on the ballot sheet was written as “Adolf H. Uunona”. A wise move which, perhaps, helped him secure the win he sought in the election.
Interestingly enough, Adolf Hitler Uunona is in no hurry to change his name. One would expect that as he got older, that he would immediately see to it that his name is changed, but, as far as he is concerned, the name does not in any way define who he is. Only time will tell if this is true or not.