RDP to participate in 2019 elections despite disunity: Kavekotora

07 Jun 2018 12:20pm
WINDHOEK, 07 JUN (NAMPA) – The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) party is set to participate in the 2019 National Assembly and Presidential Elections, despite the internal challenges it has recently experienced.
This was declared during a media briefing by Secretary General, Mike Kavekotora in the capital on Wednesday. Kavekotora mentioned disunity in the party and the court case against RDP by party president Jeremiah Nambinga.
Nambinga took the party to court have a vote of no confidence in his leadership, taken by members of the RDP’s national executive committee (NEC) at a meeting in August last year, set aside and declared invalid.
The Windhoek High Court, in a ruling handed down by Judge Shafimana Ueitele, in April this year issued an order that the decisions taken during the meeting were unlawful and invalid.
Kavekotora said the Central Committee (CC) held a meeting on Saturday to ensure that a successful national convention is realised.
“The party is obliged to make the necessary technical and practical preparations for these crucial national events in the political life of our party and our country,” he said.
He further informed the media that in December 2018, they will hold the party’s national convention to re-elect the leaders, review the bills and policies on socio-economic, cultural and political matters affecting Namibia.
“Vacancies in both the CC and National Executive Committee will be assigned to compatible candidates,” he added.
Kavekotora said the party will seriously guard against disunity, which could hurt the political status of RDP.