Ester Mbathera

Walvis Bay urban constituency elections official wrapping up.
Photo: Ester Mbathera

POLLING officials at the Municipal Hall in Naraville have wrapped up after yesterday’s National Assembly and presidential elections at Walvis Bay urban constituency.

The energy among the team members remained high throughout the election process as well as during the vote collation despite the long working hours.

The elections officials have been awake for over twenty hours, ensuring that eligible voters who were at the polling stations before 21H00 could cast their votes. 

The last vote in the constituency was cast at 01H30 early this morning.

By 08h00 the team started collating the results in the presence of political party agents observers representing the Swapo party, LPM and the independent candidate Panduleni Itula.  

Members of the Namibian police force were also present at the centre to maintain peace throughout the collation process.

Itula won the constituency with 8667 votes followed by Hage Geingob of Swapo party with 4339 votes.

The ruling party agents express satisfaction with the outcome of the results saying the process was “free and fair.”

The ECN team sealed up the EVM which will be taken to the Mondesa Police station at Swakopmund for storage. 

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