Nudo is ready for election

Nudo has readied itself for voting, finalising its candidate list over the weekend.

02 September 2019 | Politics

The National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) held its electoral college on Saturday and finalised its list of 96 candidates for the National Assembly election.

At the official opening Nudo president Utjiua Muinuangue said members of parliament should not only 'decorate' the chambers but must be people of substance who can move with instinct.

“We are called upon to chart a new direction as a party and that direction calls upon us to elect competent men and women to represent us. We have observed over the years that opposition party members have become mute in parliament,” she said.

She added that they sit in parliament “falling asleep” and hardly contribute to debates.

“Parliament is not the place to go and remain irrelevant. It is a platform created to debate critically and come up with serious and well-researched issues that must shape government policies,” she said.

She added that party members and leaders must rise above pettiness and small-mindedness and not personalise issues in the party and hold the party hostage.

“We must remind ourselves every day that the party is bigger than all of us. You cannot destroy it from within today and want to lead it tomorrow,” she cautioned.

Of the expected 200 members just over 170 members attended the college which took place at the former Ramatex Textile Factory in Windhoek.

The list includes party secretary-general Joseph Kauandenge, Uahimisa Kaahepi, Tondii Tjijenda from Aminuis and Kapukatua Kuvare from the Kunene Region.

It also includes Vincent Kahua from the Khomas Region and Sutuu Katjia from the Nudo Youth League. Kauandenge also rejected criticism that Nudo is a tribal-based party and said a number of members from other ethnic groups were elected to represent the party.

He is also very confident that Nudo's presence in the National Assembly will increase significantly.

JEMIMA BEUKES

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