BCP counts losses after by-election switch

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FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has said it has suffered huge financial losses due to the postponement of the Francistown West constituency by-election to next month.

Samuel Moribame, the BCP Francistown region leader told Mmegi yesterday that the postponement has also created a dilemma for the party because its primaries for Francistown are billed for February, days after the rescheduled by-election. He said that unless they change the date of their primaries, some party members may abandon campaigning for the by-election and focus on campaigning on the primaries.

Campaigning for the February party primaries instead of the by-election in the city may reduce the BCP’s chances of winning Francistown West.

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