Can these Mekoko hurt Domkrag?

There has been outright glee as people talk of the increasing number of independent candidates hurting the BDP at the polls. This has caught my attention an in a way made me want to add to the debate. Will the independents hurt the BDP at the polls? Will they matter? My answer is not really; yes and no. confusing that is right? Well, then keep reading for clarity’s sake. But I have also heard Honourable Pono Moatlhodi on radio. I will say something about that.

There is no denying that some people have chosen to go independent. My count ends on one hand-no more than five independents from the BDP for parliament. Then there are scores of councillors. Councillors matter but they are not the core of what leads to the formation of a government; yes, they do contribute immensely to who the ultimate winner is thus matter but I will focus on MPs for they matter in a more immediate way.

The BDP has had a popular vote that has fallen from the 70 percentages to now the lower 50 percentages. The trend over time is one of general decline. The past general election saw an increase by just about 1 percept but that did not reverse what has been a trend of decline in any significant way. This is worry number one.

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