BCP chooses aspirant candidates

Delegates during the BCP 10th national conference
Delegates during the BCP 10th national conference

As a way of preparing for the impending by-elections, the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) which is an affiliate of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), held its primary elections over the weekend to choose their aspirant candidates for the different wards.

The two council wards primary elections that BCP held include Tumasera and Nkange north. According to BCP spokesperson, Mpho Pheko, they managed to hold peaceful primary elections over the weekend. “We want to thank our members who participated in these primary elections as part of democracy to choose the aspirant candidates who will represent the party. Now it's time we join hands and work hard so that we retain the seats as part of honouring our departed members,” Pheko said in an interview on Monday. Seitsemo Mogopodi, who garnered 241 votes, will represent the BCP in the Tumasera/Seleka ward by-election. The other contestants were Michael Baruti (221), Rebecca Samuel (143), Metsi Mpoeleng (100) and Kesebelwang Radiakanyo (25). At Nkange North, the election was won by Oliver Nyatseng with 153 votes. The other contestants were Sunny Matswinyane (95), Gabriel Tshekiso (77) and Thomas Nkoga (47).
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