PDM endorses Venaani as presidential candidate for national elections

The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) elected its 105 members to the National Assembly candidates list for the upcoming National Assembly elections slated for 27 November 2019 on Saturday in the capital.

In a statement availed to Nampa, among the top 30 candidates about 40 percent are women and 33 percent are youth.

The Movement's president and leader of the official opposition McHenry Venaani have been endorsed as a Movement's Presidential candidate for the upcoming Presidential election.

Meanwhile, the Movement's Secretary General (SG) and Deputy are not on the list as they have to be left out of parliament to keep the operation of Movement alive.

The Movement also held it's National Executive Committee (NEC) elections to serve for two and half year as per movement constitution.

Among others, Hidipo Hamata will be serving the Movement as Secretary for Information and Publicity while Ben Mckay will serve the party as Secretary for Organisation and Mobilisation.

Simon Nunes is a new party Secretary for Labour and Employment Relations whereas Felicia Motinga took the Secretary for Gender Equality and Female Empowerment.

Ina Hengari, 23 years old occupy position number 11on the list said that her position on the parliamentary list is a win for all Namibians, particularly the youth.

I have served in numerous leadership capacities including being the SRC Vice president at the UNAM. I am also a member and Youth representative under the Democratic Union of Africa, I wear many heads there as the youth activist amongst others, Hengari added.

She added that this election is an opportunity to provide greater access to political platforms for fellow peers and voter apathy among the youth.

On his part, the SG of the party Manuel Ngaringombe urges elected candidates on the list to go out to all corners of the country and mobilise Namibians to vote PDM as the only Credible Alternative to change the current status quo of the country.

I believe that this dynamic and divers team of men and women, young and old are ready to serve Namibians and to give our country hop, said Ngaringombe.

Source: Namibia Press Agency