Swapo REC to discuss boycotted council office bearer elections

21 Nov 2018 17:50pm
RUNDU, 21 NOV (NAMPA) – The Swapo Party’s regional executive committee (REC) in the Kavango East Region is expected to meet on Friday to discuss the way forward on the boycotted Rundu Town Council office bearers’ elections.
The elections were boycotted by Swapo and All People’s Party (APP) councillors on Wednesday.
Swapo Party Regional Coordinator, Ottilie Shinduvi told Nampa on Wednesday that the REC will meet and have an internal discussion before calling in the councillors who serve on the party ticket to hear their concerns.
“The REC is the highest organ in the region that can make a decision on the matter,” Shinduvi said.
Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Rundu Town Council, Sikongo Haihambo noted to Nampa on Wednesday that members of the public, staff members as well as the media arrived for the event as early as 08h00, but the councillors did not show up.
The councillors reportedly boycotted the elections due to various issues, including the uncertainty surrounding Rundu Mayor, Verna Sinimbo’s future, following her husband’s appointment as Namibia’s Ambassador to India.
Sinimbo earlier told Nampa of her intention to remain and serve the Swapo Party as well as the residents of Rundu.
Currently, the town council is comprised of five Swapo members, one from the APP member and one independent candidate.