Exile association warns against buying votes

Mao Angula

Outgoing secretary general of the Namibian Exile Kids Association (Neka) Mao Angula has cautioned those vying to be elected in various positions in the association from “buying votes”.

Angula made this plea in an internal memorandum dated 15 March.

Neka is set to hold its annual general meeting at Otjiwarongo from 29 to 31 March.

“Candidates are reminded to indulge in peaceful and mature campaigns by refraining from mudslinging, character assassination, telling lies about your opponent/s, creating lists, ‘brown envelopes’, vote buying and other divisive tendencies,” Angula said.

The race for leadership positions began last Saturday with several candidates vying for top positions.
Incumbent Neka president Rauna Amutati and Namibia Water Corporation executive Kadiva Hamutumwa are squaring off for the presidency.

Heinrich Shikoyeni, Ndilimani lead singer Castro Masamba, Angula and Sackey Nendongo are all in the running for the vice president position.

The secretary general role is expected to be contested by Namasiku Lizazi and Elizabeth Nghitende Shimwafeni.

Additional member positions have also attracted a strong field of candidates, with Julia Hausiku, Frans Otto, Tuhafeni Nhinda, Justine Ndemulungila, Bevis Matengu, Marry Masangu, Freddy Siseho and Kaino Kashihakumwa all seeking election.

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