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PDM endorses Venaani as presidential candidate

PDM endorses Venaani as presidential candidate

Staff Reporter

The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) held its Electoral College in Windhoek on Saturday where the party endorsed Dr. McHenry Venaani as the party’s presidential candidate for the Presidential and National Assembly elections slated for November this year.
In statement issued by the Secretary General of the PDM, Manuel Ngaringombe, he says that the party also elected 105 members to the National Assembly Candidate List during the Electoral College.
Amongst the top thirty (30) candidates, about 40 % are women and 33 % are youth.
“The Movement’s President and Leader of the Official Opposition Dr McHenry Venaani have been indorsed as our Presidential candidate for the upcoming Presidential election,” Ngaringombe said in the statement
Ngaringombe said he and the and Deputy Secretary General are not on the list will be removed from Parliamentary positions to keep the operation of the party alive.

Members elected to the National Assembly List are:
1. McHenry Venaani
2. Jennifer van Den Heever
3. Ricky D. Vries
4. Vipuakuje Muharukua
5. Nico Smit
6. Van Wyk Jan Johannes
7. Elma Dienda
8. Esmeralda !Aebes
9. Johannes Martin
10. Kazeongere Tjeundo
11. Ina Hengari Geoffrey Mwilima
13. Elizabeth Celeste Becker
14. Sydney Ndumba
15. Winnie Moongo
16. Pieter Mostert
17. Charles Pieter
18. Frans Josef Bertolini
19. Charmain Tjirare
20. Roger Nautoro
21. Yvette Araes
22. Maxmilliant Katjimune
23. Elise Hangula
24. Reinhilde Kudumo
25. Reginald Deirgardt
26. Mike Venaani
27. Nepemba Lea Haingura
28. Hidipo Hamata
29. Thadeus Kapala
30. Johannes Baumakwe
31. Irene Meitjies
32. Christina Isacks
33. Loide Iipinge
34. Katrina Benz
35. Regina Kuhlman
36. Ben Mackay
37. Agatus Antanga
38. Ignatius Semba
39. Theofeulus Kamati
40. Daniel Venaani
41. Felicia Motinga
42. Lukas De Klerk
43. Andreas K. Kudumo
44. Fredrick Tjijahura
45. Cyprian Muyenga
46. Praise-Joh Charly Keeja
47. Helvi Shilongo
48. Lukas C. Katjiremba
49. Konrad Beukes
50. Rupiu Asnat Katjaimo
51. Julius Moongo
52. Valencia Isaaks
53. Kuzatjike Kazombaruru
54. Elizabeth Kamboua
55. Anna De Kock
56. Renate Vries
57. Karindjindua Hepute
58. Willem Patta De Klerk
59. Tjiramba Tjimbezumo
60. Lukas Mbabi
61. Uatavi Mbai
62. Parry Malumbano
63. Simon Nunes
64. Agapitus Haingura
65. Vilho Kangumbe
66. Anna Hamutenya
67. Selma Van Der Merwe
68. Isreal Imene
69. Sylvia Karuuombe
70. Uaurikua Kakuva
71. Inna Gouws
72. Ernst Maharero
73. Albertina Ndjoze
74. Zatjinda Tjavindika
75. Victor Kahoro
76. Christian Nguherimo
77. Emsie Mercia Gamatham
78. Sannety A. Sanyambe
79. Hilia Kamati
80. Anna Appolus
81. Helena Van Wyk
82. Lizzan Basson
83. Renate Strauss
84. Roseline Julius
85. Elisabeth Kurtz
86. Limbo Presley Mufalo
87. Chief Kashe Gcao
88. Muharukua M. Moses
89. Richard Hoaeb
90. Kakondo Kasipo
91. Wisely G. Kashe
92. Sophia Basson
93. Gotlob Katjirua
94. Gotfried Hanaseb
95. Lisolithe Akwake
96. Cornelius TJiuma
97. Kakinda Nambinga
98. Lidia Kaihiva
99. Vallery Zeze
100. Matheus Alferd
101. Desmond Likukela
102. Cassily Beugina Dentlinger
103. Reagon Dennis Beukes
104. Ian Ferdinand Jafta
105. Mario Katjau

The Movement also held its National Executive Committee (NEC) elections. The NEC will be serving for two and half years, as per the Movement constitution.

The executive committee members are:
Secretary for Information and Publicity – Hidipo Hamata
Secretary for Organisation and Mobilization – Ben Mckay
Secretary for Labour and Employment Relations – Simon Nunes
Secretary for Agriculture and Environment – Kuzatjike Kazombaruru
Secretary for Transport – Lukas Computer Katjiremba
Secretary for Legal Affairs – Roger Nautoro
Secretary for Health and Social Services – Reinhilde Kudumo
Secreatry for Gender Equality and Female Empowerment – Felicia Motinga
Secretary for Education – Kunovandu Hepute
Secretary for Sport and Culture – Johannes Martin
Secretary for Economic Affairs and Trade – Pieter Mostert

Ngaringombe urged all the candidates elected to represent the PDM on the National Assembly list to go out to all corners of Namibia and mobilize Namibians to vote for the PDM as the only Credible Alternative to change the current status quo in the country.
“I believe that this dynamic and diverse team of men and women, young and old are ready to serve Namibians and to give our country hope,” Ngaringombe said.

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