UDC petitions within the law

Botswana is renowned worldwide for the respect for the rule of law. and one of the universal principles of the rule of law is accessible and impartial dispute resolution.

The dictum simply means that impartial and competent Judiciary delivers justice to parties to a dispute.

After losing the October 23, 2019 general elections, the main opposition bloc, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) filed 16 parliamentary elections petitions against the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP at the High Court citing irregularities. The UDC explained that it believed in free and fair elections.  Then the opposition stated that with the intended petitions, the party would seek inter alia the setting aside of the results of the said elections by reason of numerous irregularities to be fully traversed.

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