Swapo candidate wins Ondangwa Urban by-election

16 Jun 2019 20:40pm
ONDANGWA, 16 JUN (NAMPA) – Swapo candidate Leonard Negonga was declared the new Ondangwa Urban Constituency councillor after winning the by-election held on Saturday with 1 936 votes.
The Electoral Commission of Namibia’s coordinator for the by-election, Rauna Nkandi, made the announcement when the counting of the votes was finalised Sunday morning.
Independent candidate Angeline Immanuel was the runner-up with 1 402 votes, followed by Johannes Martin of the Popular Democratic Movement in third position with 326 votes.
Vincent Asser of the All People’s Party and Mandume Andreas of the Congress of Democrats got 97 and 31 votes, respectively.
Out of a total 16 000 potential voters registered for the election, only 3 792 cast their votes at 21 polling stations throughout the constituency on Saturday.
The Ondangwa Urban Constituency in the Oshana Region has been without a councillor since March this year, following the appointment of former councillor Elia Irimari as the new governor of the region.
Another by-election is expected in the Oshana Region for the Oshakati East Constituency, following the death of councillor Lotto Kuushomwa earlier this month.