PDM’s Muharukua celebrates sweeping victory
06 July 2021 | Politics
The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) candidate for the Opuwo Rural Constituency by-election, Western Muharukua, took to the streets of Opuwo to celebrate his victory on Saturday.
Muharukua, a businessman, won the by-election with 2 330 votes out of the total 3 469 and will be sworn in as new councillor of the Opuwo Rural Constituency next week.
While addressing the media at the party’s regional headquarters at Opuwo on Saturday, Muharukua emphasised that the party’s victory was a clear demonstration of its political dominance in the said constituency.
He said that was why he would strive to address the constituency’s predicaments under one umbrella of unity without favouring certain individuals or parties.
“The enemy we have is not between political parties but the suffering of our people, the thirst for education and due development that we are facing. These are the things that we are supposed to be fighting so that we can improve the lives of our people,” said Muharukua.
The by-election was necessitated by the death of Cornelius Uaurikua Kakuva of the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) in April.
Other candidates were Swapo’s Kazepanda Tjambiru, with 486 votes, followed by Heinz Hariki Maundu of the National Unity Democratic Organisation with 414 votes, Rally for Democracy and Progress candidate Kaiho Rikambura with 141 votes and Howards Kaihepere Tjituri of the Independent Patriots for Change with 80 votes.