Another by-election pits BCP against UDC

Moeti Mohwasa. PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Moeti Mohwasa. PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

FRANCISTOWN: The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has expressed disappointment about the decision of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) to go it alone at the Moselewapula by-election billed for July 30.

It will not be the first time the BCP goes solo having fielded a candidate against the UDC in Bophirima ward in the Gaborone Bonnington South constituency in April.

The BCP released a statement this afternoon stating that it will use its symbol at Moselewapula instead of contesting under the coalition banner. Mmoloki Wairi will represent the BCP at the by-election. For days there has been mounting speculation that the BCP will not contest as part of the UDC. Prior to the BCP statement, the UDC had indicated that the former should provide a candidate for the by-election.

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