Endola Constituency voters go to the polls

OHANGWENA: More than 11 000 potential voters in the Endola Constituency of the Ohangwena Region are expected to go to the polls on Friday (tomorrow) to elect their new regional councillor.

The death of the former councillor of that constituency, Ruth Kepawa Nhinda in August this year resulted in the by-election for the Endola Constituency.

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) returning officer for that by-election, Kerthu Shipoke told Nampa that election officials were issued with voting materials at the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) station at the Helao Nafidi Town’s Ohangwena suburb on Thursday.

Seventeen teams of 68 ECN officials will be in charge of the voting process at the 23 polling stations throughout the constituency.

The election process will start at 07h00 to run until 21h00 on Friday.

The announcement of the results, Shipoke said would also be made on the same day if everything goes according to the plan.

The ruling Swapo-Party, official opposition Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) and the Congress of Democrats (CoD) are the only political parties participating in the Endolo Constituency by-election.

Candidates for the councillor position for the constituency are Ferdinand Shifidi (Swapo-Party), Hafeni Pius (RDP) and Venda Denis Kahangu (CoD).