NUDO replaces MPs for visibility

09 May 2019 08:10am
WINDHOEK, 09 MAY (NAMPA) – The National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) has recalled two of its Members of Parliament (MPs) from the National Assembly (NA) for the new leadership to become visible as it is election year.
The MPs are former president and SG, Asser Mbai and Meundju Jahanika who have been replaced by the current president and SG, Esther Utjiua Muinjangue and Joseph Kauandenge, respectively.
The decision follows widespread consultations with party members over the last two months, which concluded with a leadership meeting on Friday where the final decision on the replacements were made, said Kauandenge in a letter addressed to Speaker of the National Assembly, Peter Katjavivi.
He further explained in the letter that there was a meeting held where both Mbai and Jahanika were served with letters to recall them, however, when approached for comment both denied receiving such letters.
“I have no yet received the letter... how can I comment on issues that I do not have any communication about, that I have not any notice about,” Mbai responded.
However, he will release a statement through his lawyers as he is currently out of town.
Kauandenge responding to questions posed by Nampa as to why the replacement is necessary said: “The new leadership feels it is high time because it is an election year, for the new leadership to become visible and Parliament is the most active platform where you can actually be seen.”
He further claimed that there is no contribution by the current MPs in Parliament especially during the budget motivation debates.
“Our objective at the end of the day, is to make the party more visible, more tuned to the needs and aspirations of the people of this country,” Kauandenge stressed.
According to the letter, Mbai’s last day will be on 31 June as Muinjangue will be sworn in on 01 July 2019, while Jahanika’s last day will be 31 August 2019 and replacement Kauandenge will be sworn in on 11 September 2019.
The recall of the MPs follows a few weeks after Nudo elected its new leadership.