BDP elective congress faces likely opposition

Even though the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Council over the weekend resolved to have the Central Committee elections slated for July this year to be postponed to next year, the decision is not final.

The reason for that likely turn of events is that some members of the party want the elections to take place and they are also ready to lobby others to oppose the postponement.

According to the BDP constitution, the National Congress is the supreme body with powers to decide on postponing the elections. All the decisions or recommendations made by the National Council have to be tabled and debated at the congress in July for endorsement. The congress is the only body, which can give or renew the mandate of the old central committee. Some concerned members of the party believe that if the postponement of Central Committee elections succeeds, it might worsen the rifts in the party.

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