PDM postpones elective congress

27 Nov 2018 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 27 NOV (NAMPA) - The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) has postponed its Elective Congress to the first quarter of 2019, which will be preceded by an extraordinary congress between 07 and 08 December 2019.
The elective congress was scheduled to take place in September this year and was moved to November and now to the first quarter of 2019.
PDM Secretary General (SG), Manuel Ngaringombe, who made the announcement at a press conference in the capital on Tuesday, explained that the postponement was necessitated by the party’s in-house restructuring exercise across the country.
Ngaringombe, however, could not provide an exact date or month for when the elective congress will be held.
He further explained that the preceding extraordinary congress will aim to amend the party’s constitution in order to address its gender quota system as well as its coordination and management structures.
In an interview with Nampa on Tuesday, PDM President, McHenry Venaani confirmed that the preceding extraordinary congress would also discuss the extensions of the terms of the party’s management until the next elective congress.
The term of the party’s leadership is set to lapse at the end of 2019.
The meeting, which was initially planned for Outapi in the Omusati Region, was changed at the eleventh hour due to a lack of sufficient accommodation for about 400 delegates.