BDP central committee safe to contest Bulela Ditswe

Bulela Ditswe was among major deliberations at the BDP 59th national council PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Bulela Ditswe was among major deliberations at the BDP 59th national council PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Although Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) president, Mokgweetsi Masisi hinted last year at their party’s elective congress in Tsabong that Central Committee (CC) members could be barred from contesting primary elections, the national council has since resolved to give them a green light.

The BDP recently held their 59th national council and extra-ordinary congress in Palapye where their primary elections popularly known as Bulela Ditswe were among major deliberations.

Issuing the party resolutions, secretary-general (SG) of the BDP, Kavis Kario said Article 10 of the Code of Conduct for candidates of primary elections was amended to prescribe that prospective candidate of primary elections, who are also office bearers in the Youth and Women’s Wings, regional committees, and sub-committees of the CC should also resign from their positions.

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