The report under the headline: ‘Civil Society skeptical about elections ...’ under the ownership of the Joint Observer Mission (JOM) of the Namibia Non-Governmental Organisation Forum Trust (NANGOF) and the SADC Council of NGOs (SADC-CNGO), is misleading, according to Dr Rukee Tjingaete, who comments on his personal capacity.
Tjingaete argues that that the intention behind this report could be misleading judging from its timing of release and the harsh judgement that it has passed on the Electoral Commission of Namibia.
The report concludes that the pre-election phase has fallen short of meeting the requirements, benchmarks and standards for the holding of free and fair elections, the election phase was only acceptable up to the counting of ballots, when it started to derail, and that the post-election phase as ‘marked by a state of uncertainty’.
The report is described by its authors as "unique in that unlike those of other observer missions that concentrated primarily on the voting days, it focussed on the pre-election, election and post election phases”.
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