President Geingob throws old guard a party-list lifeline

President Geingob throws old guard a party-list lifeline

President Hage Geingob announced his 10 nominees for the National Assembly (NA).
Some of the party's old guard, including former youth minister Jerry Ekandjo, are also part of the nominees.
The first on President Geingob's list to head to the National Assembly, is the 78-year-old Peter Katjavivi, the Speaker of the lower chamber, followed by 57-year old Margaret Mensah-Williams.
Professor Katjavivi was listed 89th and Mensah-Williams at 92 following the party's electoral college held over the weekend.
The two are now 23rd and 24th, on the party's list for the next parliament, respectively.
Ekandjo, who contested against Geingob for the position of party president at the 2017 elective congress has also been thrown a lifeline after making it at the 102 position at the pot.
The 72-year-old Ekandjo is now number 32 on the party's National Assembly list.
Heather Sibungo, who served in the NA on the President's ticket previously as part of the eight nominees, made it back in but this time with voting powers.
Sibungo is now at number 28 on the party's list.
Others are Bertha Dinyando-Nyambe, now on 32nd position, up from 138 she secured at the pot.
Kletus Karondo at 27th position from 145, while the Nono Katjingisiua is at 40, after coming in the 84th position.
Other nominees are the Chairperson of the Erongo Regional Council, Hafeni Ndemula, placed at 35th and Tsumeb based businessman, Vincent Mareka at 39.
The Deputy Executive Director in the Ministry of Education, Veno Kauaria is at 36 on the party's National Assembly list.