Only God can judge us


Speech by President Ian Khama at the BDP national council after he was nominated unopposed for the party presidency

From the very start let me once again express how humble you have made me feel by bestowing on me the honour and priviledge to be your Party Leader once again.  This comes with so much responsibility and challenges, through good times and bad times.  I often ask myself when I go to bed at night, what surprises, what unlikely events will the next day have in store for me.  One also has to put up with the negativity that the opposition dwell on, the negativity some in the media prey on you for, and once in a while someone will even write a book also dwelling on and immersing themselves in the same negativity. But I wake up in the morning refreshed and driven and motivated by my desire to serve this nation and its people. Something I have always done and will continue to do.  We have a great country and a great people, led by a great party, no matter what people or papers or books say.  We should be proud of ourselves, recognising that as people no one of us is perfect.  So let us help each other when in need, pick one another up when we fall, congratulate others when they do well and avoid being involved in pulling down those around you as if your judging of others dissolves your own mistakes and extinguishes your various past failings in multiple relationships that you conveniently declined to mention.  No matter what your personal ambition failed to deliver for you, don’t take it out on others.

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