FF Plus’s Mulder makes first visit in Nelson Mandela Metro
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:19:05
With just less than three weeks to go to the local government election, the Freedom Front Plus’ (FF Plus) Pieter Mulder, made his first visit to the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.
All eyes are on the metro with both the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) confident of winning the metro outright.
Should this not happen, it is likely that the smaller parties will find themselves kingmakers when talk of coalitions begin.
The FF Plus currently holds no seats on the 120 member council in the Bay.
The area is traditionally conservative with strong support for the Freedom Front.
Many of the people of Uitenhage and Despatch feel that they are the neglected sector of the Nelson Mandela Bay metro.
“We are totally side-lined from the rest of the metro and just look at the service rendered, there is no service in despatch,” says a resident.
Another resident says, “I believe the FF Plus is the party for me they understand people and believe in them and what they stand for and that is why change is for the better.”
The Freedom Front is confident of securing a number of seats in the metro.
Mulder believes coalitions are important.
“Surely, we are good at coalitions we have done well with the da and the ACDP in Cape Town and we can do it again and people can know they can still vote for the Freedom Front and still have good governance.”
The Freedom Front will now take its campaign to Cape Town and the North West province.
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