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Grootfontein constituency and local authority councillors voted out

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Grootfontein Constituency Councillor, Nelao Amagulu and her five other Swapo Party local authority councillors at the town were on Friday night voted out at an extra-ordinary party district conference. The regional and local authority councillors were voted out at a […]

Grootfontein Constituency Councillor, Nelao Amagulu and her five other Swapo Party local authority councillors at the town were on Friday night voted out at an extra-ordinary party district conference.

The regional and local authority councillors were voted out at a district conference where they internally competed for the positions with other party members, who will now stand to contest at the Regional Council and Local Authority elections on 25 November this year representing the Swapo Party.

Swapo’s Otjozondjupa regional administrator, Candy Shivute in an interview with Nampa on Saturday said the Grootfontein district conference internally elected Elder Filipe to stand for the position of regional constituency councillor of Grootfontein.

“It means that if Swapo wins the regional council elections in November, then Filipe will be the new constituency councillor and will replace the incumbent, Amagulu,” Shivute said.

He explained that Filipe had obtained 68 votes at the conference and Amagulu 2.

A total of 70 delegates from 21 branches of Grootfontein attended the conference.

The district conference also voted out the current serving town mayor, Absai Haimene, chairperson of the municipality’s management committee, Jack Tsanigab and Martin Shinyemba also a member of the management committee.

The current serving deputy mayor, Emma Taukuheke withdrew from the internal party election process at the last minute, while another Swapo Party local authority councillor, Priscilla Gawases is number six on the new list of candidates to contest the upcoming elections.

Gawases is joined by newly-elected Swapo local authority candidates, Talitha Garises, Lovisa Iyambo, Susanna Schwartz, Anna Ochurus and Khristofina Negumbo who will compete with other political party members in the November local authority elections.

Source: Namibia Press Agency

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