Nambinga defends his position in RDP

16 Aug 2017 19:50pm
WINDHOEK, 16 AUG (NAMPA) – Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) President, Jeremiah Nambinga said he will serve as the party’s leader for the full term, despite a motion of no confidence move against him.
The party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) resolved to move a vote of confidence on Saturday, after deliberating on issues hampering progress in the party
RDP Vice-President, Steve Bezuidenhout on Sunday told Nampa that Nambinga’s fate would be decided upon at the party’s Central Committee (CC) meeting at the end of October.
Bezuidenhout refused to disclose details on the issues hampering the party’s progress, saying those were internal.
Defending his position, Nambinga said he shall hold the position of RDP president for the full term as provided for in the RDP Constitution.
In a statement issued Wednesday, Nambinga said he was not hampering progress of the party as it was already a victim of dormancy, low morale, poor non-existent structures and unfilled vacant positions when he took up its leadership.
“It would be interesting for evidence to be adduced demonstrating the depth and extent of my failure and hampering of the party progress,” he said.
Nambinga said it was not the NEC’s responsibility to put in place a process for the investigation, interrogation and presentation of those allegations, adding it is unconstitutional to remove him as the party’s leader.
Nambinga has been the party’s leader after its founding president, the late Hidipo Hamutenya resigned and rejoined the Swapo party in August 2015.