Muinjangue elected new Nudo president
03 Mar 2019 16:30pm
WINDHOEK, 03 MAR (NAMPA) The National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) elected academic and social justice activist Utjiua Muinjangue as its new president on Sunday.
The partys three-day extraordinary elective congress was held in the capital.
In a fiercely contested election, Muinjangue faced competition from long-term party servant and Okakarara constituency councillor Vetaruhe Kandorozu.
When the results were announced, however, Muinjangue had collected 240 votes of the possible 495. Kandorozu had 227 votes.
The party also elected a new vice president - Peter Kazongominja; secretary general - Joseph Kauandenge; deputy secretary general - Uaraa Uapingene and 25 members to the 88-member National Council (central committee).
The National Council is Nudos highest decision-making body between two congresses.
A new party treasurer, vice treasurer, national chairperson and vice chairperson were also unveiled.
In May last year, Nudo attempted but failed to elect a new leadership after chaos erupted during an ordinary congress.
The disagreements emanated from among other things illegal delegates to the congress, an 11th hour court battle and mushrooming of party branches.