All People's Party (Namibia)
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|Secretary-General||Mukuve Marcellus Mudumbi|
|Split from||Congress of Democrats|
|Colors||Red and Black
|Seats in the National Assembly||
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Registered with the Electoral Commission of Namibia in January 2008, the party was initially made up primarily of former members of the Congress of Democrats and SWAPO political parties. Among the initial leaders were Chairperson Ignatius Shixwameni and Deputy Chairperson Stephanus Swartbooi.
Tobias Hainyeko constituency by-election
The party contested the regional by-election in the Tobias Hainyeko constituency in October 2008. However, it received only 164 votes, compared to 5,526 for SWAPO. The other political parties contesting the election withdrew two days prior to the election.
2009 election campaign
In the 2009 campaign, the party leadership consisted of President Shixwameni, Vice President Reinhold Madala Nauyoma, Secretary General Mukuve Marcellus Mudumbi and National Chairman Herbert Shixwameni. All four of which were activists in the Namibia National Students Organisation.
Prior to the 2009 general election, the party sought to eliminate poverty in five years and informal settlements in ten years. In a political forum prior to the 2009 election, party representative Lena Nakatana stated that the human rights of Namibian homosexuals should be respected because of their equal citizenship.
Alliance with the Rehoboth Ratepayers' Association
In October 2009, the party and the Rehoboth Ratepayers' Association, a local political party in Rehoboth in the Hardap Region, agreed to a collective agreement to cooperate in the 2009 general elections. The leader of the association, Lukas de Klerk, said it was a way for Rehoboth to have representation in the Namibian National Assembly. De Klerk was listed at the sixth position for the party on the list for National Assembly.
Party President Ignatius Shixwameni was elected to the National Assembly with the party. The party garnered 10,795 (1.3 percent) of votes for the National Assembly.
The party joined with other opposition parties to contest the conduct and outcome of the 2009 National Assembly election, bringing forth a legal challenge aiming to declare the election null and void.
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- "Elections 2009: APP here for change". New Era. allafrica.com, from 14 September 2009
- "APP's Pack of Leaders". New Era. allafrica.com, from 29 September 2009
- "Political Parties Ponder Homosexuality". The Namibian, namibian.com.na, from 2 November 2009
- Sasman, Catherine (19 October 2009). APP, Reho Seal Deal Amid Protest New Era. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
- Namibia: Date Set for Second Election Appeal. namibian.com.na, from 5 August 2011