Christian Democratic Voice leader Gotthard Kandume. Photo: Contributed

The leader of the Christian Democratic Voice (CDV) is accusing other opposition parties of supporting the ruling Swapo party on matters such as forcing churches to pay taxes and legalizing same-sex relations in the country.

The party president Gotthard Kandume told CND-News that his party is more than ready this time around to go to Parliament and fight for the rights of Christians and all other citizens of Namibia.

CDV came onto the political scene before the 2014 National Assembly and Presidential Elections and only managed to get 2 606 votes out of the total 893 645 ballots for the National Assembly Election that year. The party did not meet the 9 308 votes quota required for a single seat in that election.

However, the CDV, which rides on the fact that Namibia statistically has an over 90 percent Christian population, is optimistic that this time around, it will reach the National Assembly. The party will however not participate in the Presidential segment of the November 27 General Elections.

“Come 27 November we are going to fully participate in that election, and this time we are ready to go against all those parties supporting Swapo in suppressing our people,” Kandume told CND-News.

Kandume noted that although his party has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), they have submitted their parliamentary list of candidates to the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN). This list, he says, has names of capable people who can lead Namibia.

“With what is happening in the RDP, we are left in the dark, so I cannot comment on that but what I will tell you is that we are busy with campaigns and we will back RDP Presidential candidate Mike Kavekotora for the Presidency and we will also mobilize all our members to vote for him because of the Memorandum of Understanding we signed with his party.”

He added: “I can assure that we still have enough members to vote for us especially from the ‘four O regions’, and that is a clear indication that we are still alive and are opting for seats in Parliament”.

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