Nudo defends recalling MPs

10 May 2019 14:50pm
WINDHOEK, 10 MAY (NAMPA) – The decision to recall two members of parliamentarians (MP)s of the National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) from the National Assembly (NA) is in the organisation’s best interest, ahead of the elections.
This is according to the new president of Nudo Utjiua Muinjangue at a press conference on Thursday, who also said there is nothing like an opportune time to recall the two parliamentarians.
However, as a considerate leadership, a plethora of factors, she explained were taken into account, such as ensuring that the two MPs do not suffer financial losses as a result of the recall.
“There will never be a right time to recall them, but tough decisions have to be taken in the interest of the party,” she added.
The president stressed that the MPs’ dormancy in the August House is the main reason for their downfall stressing that it is an election year and the status quo cannot remain.
“A few days back, the President (Hage Geingob) declared a state of emergency on the drought situation. Now tell me what Nudo’s contribution to this very important issue was?” she pointed out.
Nudo’s MPs, Muinjangue suggested should capitalise on the platform presented by the NA as there is live coverage by the State broadcaster as well as other media houses to sell the Nudo agenda.
On 03 May 2019, the Nudo leadership resolved to former president Asser Mbai and secretary general Meundju Jahanika for the NA.
Both MPs have challenged the decision and will take the legal route to ensure that the said recall is rendered null and void.
The two are to be replaced by current secretary general Joseph Kauandenge and Miunjangue.
(NAMPA)
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