RDP optimistic about the future

28 Jan 2018 10:40am
WINDHOEK, 28 JAN (NAMPA) – Despite losing out as official opposition in 2014, coupled with leadership tussles last year, the future looks bright for the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) party's secretary-general (SG), Mike Kavekotora has said.
In a recent interview with Nampa, Kavekotora said he was very excited about the future of the party.
“Even though we have experienced some turbulent waters in recent times, we are comfortable that we will overcome all the challenges we have faced,” he said.
According to the lawmaker, preparations ahead of the 2019 presidential and national assembly elections are well on track.
RDP will hold a national executive meeting at which an agenda for the central committee (CC) meeting will be discussed. The CC meeting is expected to take place towards the end of March 2018.
This meeting will set a date on which RDP will hold its national convention to elect its new leadership.
Kavekotora said RDP will continue to robustly and actively participate in national debates on how Namibia can overcome the predicaments it faces.
On the state of the party, Kavekotora said RDP was looking beyond its 2018 shortcomings and is clear on what it wants to achieve.
He, however, did not elaborate on the court case involving RDP president Jeremiah Nambinga and the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) as he said the matter was sub judice.
Last year, RDP’s National Executive Committee passed a vote of no confidence in Nambinga, saying under his leadership, the party no longer upheld the values and principles it was founded on.
The decision has since been challenged by Nambinga in the courts. Nambinga wants the vote of no confidence passed against him declared null and void.
“We are looking beyond that [court case]. But I can tell you, the party is united in terms of its vision and purpose,” the RDP SG said.