Covid-19: Swapo calls off election rallies in Opuwo Rural

29 June 2021 | Politics

NAMPA

OPUWO

The Swapo Party has called off all its planned rallies for the Opuwo Rural Constituency by-election amidst skyrocketing Covid-19 cases and tightened health regulations announced by President Hage Geingob.

The president put in place tighter measures on 15 June 2021 to cut the rapid spread of Covid-19 in the country, thus limiting the number of gatherings to 10 people for all events, including political party campaigns.

Swapo announced on Friday that all their rallies for the said election have been called off, with the party opting for other means of campaigning, less than two weeks before the election.

These announcements were shared with Nampa by the party's Kunene coordinator, Tuarunugua Kavari, who said the party would use door-to-door canvassing to mobilise supporters.

“Due to the Covid-19 situation, we planned to suspend all public rallies and we therefore advised our members to rather campaign door to door, with a limited number of only 10 people allowed at small meetings,” he added.

The Opuwo Rural regional council by-election was necessitated by the death of Cornelius Uaurikua Kakuva of the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) in April.

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