Namibia: By-Election for Walvis Bay Urban Councillor Kicks Off

VOTING for the new councillor for Walvis Bay Urban Constituency is underway at the harbour town.

Residents are choosing from the four youthful candidates who are vying for the position left vacant by the resignation of the long-serving Hafeni Ndemula prior to the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Two independent candidates, Knowledge Ndunge Ipinge and Jason Kenneth Ilonga, as well as Swapo Party's Sirie Topulathana and Popular Democratic Movement's Richard Hoaeb, are contesting for the position.

The Electoral Commission of Namibia has put up 10 fixed polling stations and nine mobile stations for the by-election.

Election results are expected later tonight and the swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for tomorrow at the Erongo regional council office.

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