State of BDP concerns Balopi

Concerned: BDP is concerned about the losses they suffered in the recent by-elections.PIC PHATSIMO KAPENG
Concerned: BDP is concerned about the losses they suffered in the recent by-elections.PIC PHATSIMO KAPENG

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) secretary-general (SG) Mpho Balopi says the party is concerned about the losses they suffered in the recent elections.

The BDP did not perform well in the by-elections having been outmuscled by the coalition, Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), most recently at Ledumadumane East in the Mogoditshane constituency last Saturday. The by-elections for 11 other council seats that were vacant were held in December 2021 where the BDP faired badly, winning only three of the 11 wards on offer.

So far, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has held 12 by-elections for vacant council seats. Out of the 12 council seats, the BDP won only three and the UDC nine.

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