A must-win for BDP

BDP members of Bophirima ward during their party  rally PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
BDP members of Bophirima ward during their party rally PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

As the curtain falls on the campaigns for Bophirima ward ahead of tomorrow’s showdown, all eyes will be on the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) to lift the prize at a time the opposition is limping in what is akin to an own goal, writes Mmegi Staffer RYDER GABATHUSE

Odds are already stacked against the warring opposition whose campaigns are characterised by attacks on each other rather than selling their stories to the expectant masses at the political rallies. For the longest time, the opposition campaigns mainly between the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and the Botswana National Front (BNF) still trading under the coalition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) are purely at loggerheads with each other.

Bophirima ward by-election has birthed new alliances as the Alliance for Progressives led by Ndaba Gaolathe and the Dumelang Saleshando-led BCP merging colours - the BCP’s lime and AP’s purple. Although there is no official explanation for this alliance, all indications are that the newfound political love is bound to blossom at the expense of the already 'on the rocks' UDC marriage.

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