The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has welcomed a former Democratic Alliance (DA) PR councillor in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro from Uitenhage ahead of the municipal elections.
Xolisile Klaas says he chose the UDM because of its policies.
“UDM is a good political party. UDM is going to be in power and it has good policies and principles inside of it and residents love it due to the fact is a very good party.”
UDM regional chairperson, Mongameli Bobani, says this shows the trust people have in the party.
“UDM is the only political party ready to govern in the Nelson Mandela Metro. No other party is ready now. People love the UDM, they like the UDM and UDM is ready to govern. They saw it at ward 30 how the UDM is running the ward and now all these 60 wards they want the UDM to govern in their wards.”
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