The BMD must accept sad fate - It's over

I have been reading the Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling on the matter between the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) and the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC).

It seems to me that the appeal melbet failed purely on the balance of convenience. The BMD miscalculated in taking its time to launch the challenge with the result that the success of its challenge had to hinge on whether it had good grounds for urgency as opposed to whether it had makrobet a cognizable case on the merits.

At paragraph 20 of the judgement, the perabet court conducts a balancing exercise between the prejudice that the UDC would suffer if the appeal was to be heard on urgency and that likely to be suffered by the BMD and concludes that greater prejudice would be suffered by the UDC in the resultant confusion that would ensue so close to the elections in the event the BMD were readmitted.

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