Namibian people are the only losers: RDPYL

03 Dec 2014 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 03 DEC (NAMPA) – The Rally for Democracy Progress Youth League (RDPYL) says the Namibian people were the biggest losers in the recent general elections.
RDPYL Secretary-General (SG) Monica Nambelela said the Namibian people failed to vote for the right party (RDP) that will address their needs, but opted to vote for a party (Swapo) that will demolish their shacks and dish out their land among themselves.
In an interview with Nampa here on Wednesday, she also dismissed the party’s vice-president, Steve Bezuidenhout’s statement in the local media that the Namibian people have spoken.
A fired-up Nambelela further claimed that democracy in Namibia is gradually being suffocated, saying that without transparency democracy will never be attained.
She also blamed the electronic voter machines (EVMs) used in the 2014 Presidential and National Assembly elections held countrywide on Friday, for her party’s loss.
“The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) had failed to involve its stakeholders on the technicalities of the EVMs, which resulted in an average person taking longer to cast his/her vote and thus affected the voting process,” she explained.
The RDP lost its position as the official opposition to the DTA of Namibia.
It garnered only 31 372 votes, while the DTA managed 42 933 votes during the National Assembly election.
Swapo won with 715 026 votes.
(NAMPA)
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