'BCP councillors betrayed the party'

Pheko
Pheko

The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) councillors in North West District invited the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) national executive committee (NEC) over the weekend to brief them about ongoing differences between the party and the coalition.

This is despite the BCP's efforts to inform the councillors in May this year that the party leadership will not be available on the date set to meet with the UDC NEC over the matter. As a result, the BCP had not given the councillors the go-ahead to meet with the UDC NEC. Instead, the councillors went on to meet part of the NEC that UDC president Duma Boko led on June 11. When asked about the matter, the BCP spokesperson Mpho Pheko said: “Constitutionally, the ward and constituency committees are the party leadership at ward and constituency levels, respectively. We are yet to get a briefing from these structures on what transpired over the weekend of June 11.

It will, however, be amiss and not procedural for a section of the UDC NEC to meet regional councillors without consultation with the local party leadership.” Pheko added: “As you may be aware, any organisation such as a political party is governed by rules and regulations as would normally be provided for in its founding document (the constitution).

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