Francisco Madeira, who is also the representative of the chairperson of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation and the head of the SADC electoral observers' mission (SEOM), told a media conference on Monday in the capital that the mission has noted with satisfaction the professional and dedicated manner in which all the electoral officials and law- enforcement officers conducted their assigned responsibilities throughout the electoral process.
“The mission applauds the Namibian people for the manner in which they expressed their will and conducted themselves during the entire electoral process, thus contributing to the consolidation of democracy and political stability in Namibia, the SADC region and the African continent at large,” he said.
In line with SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections and the Electoral Law of Namibia, the mission urged all political parties and presidential candidates to respect the will of the people.
Madeira said any grievances arising from this process should be pursued in accordance with the laws of the country.
He said his mission expresses gratitude to the Government and people of Namibia for inviting the SADC Electoral Observers' Mission and the facilities availed to the mission, which enabled it to successfully accomplish its mandate.