Leader of the Independent Patriots for Change, Panduleni Itula, has refused to acknowledge membership of those who resigned from the party, saying that they were sent by other political parties to spy. Nampa reports that Itula said this during the IPC star rally in Windhoek on Saturday, where he described IPC as the only political party that has managed to pull a larger crowd within a short period of time since independence, thus inviting attacks from other political parties. Last week the Swapo Party announced the return of 12 former members of IPC who reportedly defected from IPC to re-join Swapo. Namibia heads to the polls in regional and local council elections on Wednesday.