ECN receives Swapo’s nomination for by-election

OTJIWARONGO: The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) yesterday confirmed receipt of Swapo’s nomination in the Otjiwarongo by-election set for 09 July this year.

ECN Returning Officer Sedekias Eiseb said that so far it is only the Swapo-Party that has submitted the name of its candidate expected to participate in the Otjiwarongo by-election.

The Otjozondjupa regional Swapo-Party office nominated Julius Neumbo as its sole candidate for the by-election.

No other political party had approached the ECN offices here with a nomination.

The closing date is tomorrow.

The Otjiwarongo by-election was necessitated by the appointment of former Otjiwarongo Constituency regional councillor, Otto Ipinge as Otjozondjupa regional governor in April this year.

He replaced Samuel Nuuyoma as governor.