BCP doesn’t rule out UDC exit, AP coalition

BCP spokesperson Mpho Pheko and Secretary-General Goretetse Kekgonegile PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
BCP spokesperson Mpho Pheko and Secretary-General Goretetse Kekgonegile PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

After losing Bophirima ward by-election to the Umbrella for Democratic Chance (UDC), a party it is affiliated to, Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has revealed its next move will depend on how the issues of the constitution, democracy and governance are handled at the UDC and within the broader opposition cooperation talks.

This comes in the midst of talks that the BCP might form another coalition with Alliance for Progressives (AP), a party it campaigned along side recently at Bophirima.

Speaking to Mmegi in an interview, BCP spokesperson Mpho Pheko admitted that the issues that got BCP to contest Bophirima in its own name, colors and symbol remain unresolved at the UDC.

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