Nudo's elective congress slated for March

23 Jan 2019 19:00pm
WINDHOEK, 23 JAN (NAMPA) – The National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) will hold its extra-ordinary congress in March this year, to elect the party’s leadership for the next five years.
This comes after the two factions Team Nudo and Team 100 per cent VK that went toe-to-toe at the party’s watershed elective congress last year, were disbanded in the interest of its unity and 2019 being a crucial election year.
Okakarara Constituency councilor, Vetaruhe Kandorozu, was Team 100 per cent VK’s presidential candidate while of Utjiua Muinjangue was Team Nudo’s presidential candidate.
Nudo President, Asser Mbai at a media briefing in the capital on Monday explained that the current leadership will remain intact until after the said congress, as resolved at the party’s national executive committee meeting in December last year.
He said the meeting held on 18-20 December 2018, also resolved that: “the current court case be settled out of court and be withdrawn.”
Another resolution which emanated from that meeting is that the suspension of Utjiua Muinjangue, the then Team Nudo presidential candidate and her candidate for the secretary general’s position, City of Windhoek councilor Joseph Kauandenge, be nullified with immediate effect, Mbai stressed.
Muinjangue and Kandorozu will again square off for the party’s top position.
Approached by Nampa, after Mbai’s announcement, Muinjangue indicated that it was no fluke “Whatever the outcome of the extraordinary congress, I will accept it because it is not about me as an individual but about the party,” she said.
On his part, Kandorozu said: “I don’t dispute of the things mentioned there. I am in for the outcome. (Whether) left, right or centre, I will give my full support.”
He added: “If Ester (Muinjangue) wins, I will provide all my necessary skills and experience more especially for the party to prosper.”
In May 2018, Nudo held an ordinary congress to elect leaders to its top positions and was mired by controversy from the onset, with allegations of mushrooming of branches, barring of delegates and a failed last-minute attempt to have it interdicted by the High Court amidst the irregularities.
This congress ended in chaos with one faction electing itself into leadership, while the other disputed the congress’ outcome, declaring it null and void.