Lukato denounces ‘Swapo’ electoral commission – The Namibian
The chief of the Nationwide Democratic Social gathering (NDP), Martin Lukato Lukato, has accused the Electoral Fee of Namibia (ECN) of being the one hindrance in his social gathering’s quest to ascend to parliament and finally the governance of the nation.
Chatting with Desert Radio this morning, Lukato didn’t mince his phrases, saying that his social gathering didn’t fail to win a seat within the Nationwide Meeting, however quite that the political system that Namibia is deploying is failing the NDP.
“The system is robbing the NDP. We had been presupposed to have been in energy a very long time in the past as a result of Namibians have at all times rallied behind us, however the system has been blocking us and continues to take action,” he mentioned.
“We’ve got an electoral fee of Namibia which was created by the regime in energy. This regime appoints commissioners out of Swapo social gathering loyalists, who in flip determine which social gathering goes to parliament, loses out, or governs the nation. How then are we going to win?” Lukato queried.
The veteran politician maintained that the one free and truthful elections to have been hosted on this nation had been that of 1989, which led to the independence of Namibia from apartheid South Africa. This, he mentioned, is as a result of the polls and subsequent tallying of outcomes had been administered by an impartial fee.
“Thereafter, what we’ve got is a ‘Swapo’ electoral fee. That social gathering has created and controls the so-called ECN,” Lukato mentioned, rubbishing the presenters’ insistence that the electoral physique was in truth established by the Electoral Act.
“NDP has been calling for the reform of the ECN to make manner for the creation of an impartial electoral fee. In reality, we’re calling for the United Nations (UN) to step in and supervise the forthcoming elections. We don’t recognise this Swapo electoral fee,” he mentioned.
Queried on whether or not his name for the UN’s involvement won’t make a mockery of his social gathering, in mild of Namibia being a sovereign state, an irate Lukato reminded the host that he’s totally conscious of what he’s speaking about, having been social gathering to UN observer missions and peace conserving missions up to now.
With regard to his social gathering’s preparations for the forthcoming elections, Lukato maintained that they’re taking a holistic strategy to their marketing campaign with a purpose to guarantee most illustration throughout all 14 areas of Namibia.
“We’re engaged on our marketing campaign technique and will probably be made identified to the plenty upon its launch. Our plan is to succeed in all 14 areas of the nation, selling our plan to ascertain a authorities of nationwide unity with all political events and impartial people,” he mentioned.