Political Parties To Hold Final Campaigns This Weekend

23 May 2013 06:37

OTJIWARONGO, 21 MAY (NAMPA) - The six political parties contesting the Grootfontein Constituency by-election will hold their final campaign rallies in Grootfontein on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
The by-election will take place on 30 May 2013.
The Grootfontein Constituency in the Otjozondjupa Region has been without a councillor since the death of Grootfontein Regional Councillor Bromeus Matheus, who died in March this year in the Ongwediva Medical Park after a short illness.
The 41-year-old Matheus was a Swapo-Party member, and was laid to rest on 09 March 2013 in Oshikuku in the Omusati Region.
The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN)?s Returning Officer in the Grootfontein Constituency by-election, Friedrich Rugharo told Nampa on enquiry Tuesday, representatives of the six political parties informed him in a meeting on Tuesday they will be holding their final campaign rallies this coming weekend.
Four political parties - All People?s Party (APP), National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo), Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) and Swanu of Namibia will hold their final campaigns on Saturday.
The DTA of Namibia and the Swapo Party will hold theirs on Sunday.
?We from the ECN do not expect chaos at all - chaos that would be ignited by the campaign rallies, because these are matured political parties we have in the country, and they have been participating in by-elections for long now,? said Rugharo.
Political party candidates vying for the Grootfontein councillor seat are Hamutenya Hausiku of the APP, Priska Kahuure of Nudo, Sedekias Naobeb of the RDP and Theonest Katjinamunene of Swanu.
The DTA will be represented by Julanda Willemse, and Swapo by Nelao Amagulu.
Rugharo said his office already recommended to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) to increase its visibility, and maintain law and order in case of road accident or quarrels.
He said needed resources like vehicles, chairs, tables and tents for the smooth running of the actual voting exercise has already been put in place, adding that a training course for the polling officials, political party agents and police officers to assist in the voting and counting of ballot papers also commenced this week at the Omulunga Community Hall in Grootfontein.