Muhuura faces criticism from district coordinators

30 Oct 2017 18:40pm
WALVIS BAY, 30 OCT (NAMPA) - Swapo-party regional coordinator for Erongo, Daniel Muhuura has been criticised for allegedly saying the regional leadership endorsed Swapo acting president Hage Geingob as sole candidate for the position.
The Head of State, Geingob, will contest the party presidency alongside Minister of Youth Jerry Ekandjo and former Prime Minister Nahas Angula at the elective Swapo party congress slated for 23 to 26 November in the capital.
The party districts’ coordinators Risto Nambombola for Walvis Urban and Paulus Kauhondamwa for Walvis Rural joined by Information and Mobilisation officer for the Walvis Bay Rural District, Hilka Erastus described Muhuura’s action as unconstitutional.
At a press conference they held in Walvis Bay on Sunday, the trio alleged that Muhuura made the statement on Saturday at an ordinary regional executive committee meeting in Karibib.
Nambombola said the party constitution allows for three candidates to contest the presidency position which was already done by the National Executive Committee, and therefore such an endorsement is irrelevant.
“In Swapo we do not take sides, the candidates are already there, I do not understand why he has to make an endorsement like that,” said Nambombola.
Erastus noted that all three candidates should be given a fair chance to campaign and see who will win.
“We are not against the President’s nomination, but such endorsements are misleading,” said Erastus.
Kauhondamwa added that they stood up against the statement simply because Muhuura said the whole regional leadership endorsed the sole candidacy.
“We are not part of such an endorsement, that’s why we are speaking out to say the candidates are already there and we support all of them.”
Several efforts to get comment from Muhuura failed as he did not pick up his phone and was not at his office on Monday.
(NAMPA)
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