PDM leader, 400 others join APP

A Popular Democratic Movement central committee member in the north has joined the All People's Party.

23 January 2019 | Politics

The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) coordinator for Oshana Region and central committee member Vincent Asser has defected to the All People's Party (APP).

The APP announced that Asser was among 400 new members from Oshana, Omusati, Oshikoto and Ohangwena.

Asser yesterday confirmed his resignation from the PDM at a media conference at Ondangwa, which was also attended by APP vice-president Reinhold Madala Nauyoma and acting secretary-general Vincent Kanyetu.

Asser said he decided to leave the PDM because it had failed to recognise him after having worked so hard during the 2014 general election as well as during the 2015 regional and local authority elections.

“I have been the Oshana acting coordinator for PDM for the past five years, but now I am joining APP for a good cause. PDM does not care about what we have been doing for them and they only care for us when it comes to elections.

“They do not even recognise the effort you put in their party to gain votes,” Asser claimed.

“During elections PDM look at us as their leaders, but after they gain votes they treat us like dustbins. I am now joining APP for the benefit of my people.”

Asser said he had helped the party to gain a seat in the local authority elections at Oshakati and Ondangwa.

He said now that he has joined APP he would take along all the people he had recruited for PDM.

The PDM deputy secretary-general and local authority councillor for Oshakati, Linus Tobias, said he was not aware of Asser's move.

Yesterday Asser was accompanied by other PDM members who had also joined APP.

“I know all three members, but I am not aware of their move. On the other hand, I am not really surprised because those are troublesome people who are not really committed to the party's work,” Tobias said.

Kanyetu said they have been mobilising support in the four northern regions and managed to attract over 400 new members to the party. He said the majority of them came from the PDM.

“The main purpose of this press conference is to celebrate the achievement of our party in the four northern regions. In a few weeks' time we are coming to establish party structures in the four northern regions and this is our first time doing that,” Kanyetu said.

ILENI NANDJATO

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