07 Mar 2018 14:30pm
OKAKARARA, 07 MAR (NAMPA) - Campaigns for the presidency of the National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) have commenced.
Two candidates are vying for the top post - Vetaruhe Kandorozu and Utjiua Muinjangue.
Nudos elective congress, where positions in the partys internal structures will be contested, will take place in Windhoek from 25 to 27 May.
Nudo president, Asser Mbai has indicated that he will step down from the position.
Other positions to be contested include that of Nudo vice president, national council chairperson, deputy national council chairperson, secretary general, deputy secretary general and treasurer. Two deputy treasurer positions will also be contested.
My followers approached me to contest the presidency and I am ready to do so, Kandorozu said in an interview with Nampa at Okakarara on Tuesday.
He started his campaign at Okakarara on 01 March 2018, where he promised to reach out to all 14 regions while campaigning for the position.
The 43-year-old Kandorozu has been the Okakarara Constituency Councillor for three consecutive terms since 2004.
Muinjangue on Wednesday told this news agency she has achievable ambitions which will help her take the party to greater heights.
The party is becoming invisible in Parliament. As a woman, I want to take this party to greater heights and bring change to our lives, she said.
The 55-year-old Nudo presidential hopeful started her political career as a youth league member of Swanu of Namibia some 40 years ago.
Muinjangue launched her campaign on 01 March in the capital, where she is a social work lecturer at the University of Namibia.
I will campaign by all possible means to win the contest, she said, adding that she has already campaigned in different parts of the country.
Muinjangue is the coordinator for Nudos Khomasdal branch.
She was also the Nudo womens secretary from 2009 to 2014.
About 400 members in executive, branch, regional and national positions with voting rights are expected to attend the congress.