AP bans lobbylists


FRANCISTOWN: The Alliance for Progressives (AP) will hold its elective congress over the weekend at Adansonia Hotel.

The AP will hold its congress under the theme, “To move Botswana into a paragon of nation building and prosperity”, stated the party’s spokesperson, Dr Phenyo Butale.

However, Butale said AP does not allow lobbylists. “Our members compete for all positions on offer based on the ideals of the party. Nominations will be done from the floor of the congress,” he clarified.

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