Opposition parties bickering erode voters’ trust – analysts

By Kaipaherue Kandjii

Analysts warn that feuds in the top echelons of the opposition bench in domestic politics will erode voters’ fragile appetite for trust and confidence in the upcoming polls.

Recently, NUDO, AR, LPM, and PDM faced allegations of tribalism and nepotism amid power struggles.

In 2022, NUDO expelled its leaders, including its long-serving and decorated councillor of Okakarara in the Otjozondjupa region, Vetaruhe Kandorozu, due to infighting shortly after its hotly contested Congress. In the same breath, knives were drawn in AR, with youth leaders accusing their leader, Dr Job Amupanda, of denying them access to opportunities to serve as political office bearers.

AR’s ex-activist Simon Amunime and head of elections Paulus Kathanga expressed dismay with Amupanda accusing him of spreading lies, victimization and fraud, amongst others, claims the academic-turned-politician denied.

LPM also jumped on the bandwagon of the prevailing feuds a few weeks ago.

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