NDP and PDM calls on supporters to register to vote

14 Jan 2014 16:10pm
WINDHOEK, 14 JAN (NAMPA) - The presidents of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) are strongly urging people to go out in numbers to register as voters for this year's Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The general voter registration process begins on Wednesday and runs until 02 March in all 14 regions of the country.
The presidents of the two parties - Lukato Martin Lukato and Joseph Kauandenge - made the appeal to their supporters and young people in a media statement availed to Nampa on Tuesday.
“This call is made especially to our supporters and the youth of this country to go out in big numbers to register so that they can determine forcefully the outcome of the elections to be held at the end of this year. No longer can the youth afford to stand on the sidelines and not participate in the election process,” the statement said.
According to the two politicians, the Namibian youth can no longer afford to be “ignorant and passive” onlookers during election and campaign periods as they have a stake in how Namibia should be governed, therefore they should participate fully in the general registration of voters.
The presidents of the two parties also announced that they will have a leadership consultative conference in Windhoek next month to determine, amongst others, a plan of action for the duration of their election campaigns, their presidential candidate and the nomination list for Members of Parliament.
Similar calls to Namibians not to miss the chance to register themselves as voters during the general voter registration for the Presidential and National Assembly elections were made by McHenry Venaani, the president of the DTA of Namibia, in the capital on Monday.
Namibians go to the polls to elect a new president and new members of the National Assembly in November this year.