IEC planning to register Namibians - Boko


As the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) awaits judgement in a matter in which they seek to observe the voters’ registration, the party’s president Duma Boko, has alleged that the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is planning to register Namibians citizens in order to cheat in next year’s general election.

Boko, who is still convinced that his party lost the 2019 General Election as result of voter rigging, said this on Saturday in Francistown during UDC’s ‘Are Ikwadiseng Tour’. The UDC and IEC have been battling for months and in the latest matter before court, the UDC pursues to have their observers among others record the names and national identity card numbers of the people registering to vote and record the serial numbers of the booklets for each and every registration day at the opening and closing thereof. Now Boko alleges that there are Namibians currently disguised as students in schools and identity cards (Omang) are being made for the latter. “We have discovered all the tricks they have been using no wonder we have taken them to court. They have realised that now this is serious,” he said.

Boko, who joined the UDC legal team in the observers’ case, further alleged that the IEC’s plan was to register the Namibians no wonder they do not want observers near the registration, which has since been postponed to allow the court to make a final determination on the matter. He said the fact that Namibians use identity cards to cross the border, the IEC thought it was easy to manipulate the system and register Namibians for next year’s general election. “We are almost there and we are going to remove Namibians and Zimbabweans from the voters’ roll and invalidate their IDs,” he swore before the people who had attended the rally.

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