IPC has achieved a lot within a short time: Itula

Only three months after its formation, the Independent Patriots for Change won seats in 37 of the 57 local councils.

04 August 2021 | Politics

NAMPA

WINDHOEK

The Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) has achieved a lot since its establishment last year, but much still needs to be done, party president Dr Panduleni Itula has said.

Itula made these remarks on Monday while speaking at the celebration of the party’s one-year anniversary in Windhoek.

He highlighted that three months after the party was launched, it managed to field candidates in all 121 constituencies, who went on to contest the 2020 regional council and local authority elections.

The party managed to win seats in 37 of the 57 councils across the country. Some party members are now also regional councillors and part of the National Council.

“We have seen within a short period of three months that when people are determined to remove oppression and suffering, they will always succeed in doing so.

“I am proud to be the chief patriot of the Independent Patriots for Change.

“I am proud to head the leadership that is determined to march forward to ensure that Namibians have a political home that is able to ensure a prosperous future of our people,” said Itula.

Hope for the future

He added that many people joined the party because it provided them with hope, especially young people who truly believed in the party and continue to do so because they believe it will be the party that will form the next government in 2024.

“We have seen so many people opening their arms to welcome us because they have seen that the new dawn has arrived in Namibia. We are absolutely determined to make sure Namibians from all walks of life, from every ethnicity and all racial groupings, are welcome to share their ideas,” Itula stated.

He added that Namibians who never thought they would become politicians are now at the forefront of efforts to clean up corruption in their towns and villages.

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