By Ester Mbathera
The president of the Republican Party of Namibia said in a statement this afternoon that he would not attend a SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) media conference scheduled for tomorrow.
The observation mission is expected to hold a media conference to release a preliminary statement on Namibia’s national elections that took place this week.
In the statement, Mudge accused the SEOM and the African Union (AU) of failing in all their previous missions. He also expressed unhappiness with the observation mission’s inclusion of Emmanuel Magada, the deputy chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, saying it “makes a mockery of this mission.”
“The Republican Party of Namibia therefor want to make it very clear that we do not recognise the so-called Electoral Commissions Forum of the SADC Observer Mission and will not attend their media conference tomorrow, ” said Mudge.