Swapo selects retired education inspector for Oshakati East by-election

08 Jul 2019 14:40pm
ONGWEDIVA, 08 JUL (NAMPA) – Retired education inspector, Abner Shikongo was on Sunday elected as the Swapo candidate for the Oshakati East Constituency by-election set to take place in August this year.
The Swapo party’s coordinator in the Oshana Region, Samuel Nelongo, confirmed Shikongo’s election in an interview with Nampa on Sunday.
According to Nelongo, Shikongo was elected during the Oshakati Swapo District conference held at Omege in the constituency on Sunday.
Nelongo explained that Shikongo received 93 votes, followed by a member of the Oshakati Town Council, Gabriel Teddy Kamwanka with 53 votes, Ndilimeke Mavulu with 13 votes and only four votes for Rauha Nangula Ndilula.
The Oshakati East Constituency by-election was necessitated by the death of former councillor, Lotto Kuushomwa, in May.
Kuushomwa collapsed in the National Council (NC), where he was a member representing the Oshana Region, and was declared dead upon arrival at a Windhoek Hospital.