UPM calls on opposition to work together

UPM calls on opposition to work together

The United People’s Movement (UPM) at its rally held at Rehoboth says there is no space for disrespectful candidates in local authorities and regional councils.
The party, who has formed a coalition with the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) says a vote for UPM in the upcoming Regional Council and Local Authority Elections will demonstrate that Namibia will not condone a Parliament full of insults and assassination of character.
"We are not here to ridicule opposition parties," said Piet Junius.
He said Namibia is a democracy and the country’s citizens are allowed to affiliate with any political formation.
However, he said that there are too many opposition parties and independent candidates.
The party introduced Francis Huish as the PDM-UPM coalition candidate for the Rehoboth Urban West Constituency.
The PDM and UPM have three coalition candidates fielded over three constituencies.
“We can now stop complaining about SWAPO,” says the former DTA MP who urged opposition parties to work together.
“I am calling on all opposition political leaders to get off their thrones. Let us get together and form a force that can be reckoned with,” he said.
He said there is only one party standing in the way of progress and this party can be dethroned by forming political alliances.