oD president Ben Ulenga says he is willing to stand as president of party again

WINDHOEK: Congress of Democrats (CoD) president Ben Ulenga says he is willing to stand as president of the party again, but only if the party’s members insist that he does so.

Ulenga, who has been president of the CoD since 1999, made the statement at a media conference in Windhoek yesterday, where he announced that the party’s anticipated congress will take place at Ongwediva in the Oshana Region on 05 and 06 July.

He said the congress was supposed to have taken place from 27 to 29 June, but because of the funeral of the late OvaHerero Paramount Chief Kuaima Riruako, the party decided to shift it to a week later.

Riruako will be laid to rest at Okahandja on 29 June.

Asked by members of the media whether he will avail himself for re-election as the party’s president, Ulenga responded that nobody in the party has nominated him yet, adding that it is members of the party that have the prerogative to do so and not himself.

As he has been at the helm of the party for 15 years now, Ulenga said if the party decided to elect a new president, he would be happy with the decision.

SOURCE: NAMPA