BDP fights for UDC petitions dismissal

BDP attorney Bogopa and Secretary General Balopi PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
BDP attorney Bogopa and Secretary General Balopi PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) wants the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) election petitions lodged against its candidates dismissed.

Through attorneys, Bogopa Manewe Tobedza and Company various BDP legislators are of the view that the petitions are not properly before the courts.  Preliminary points will be heard on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“The petitions do not comply with Section 105 (a) of the Electoral Act in that it does not allege that payment or money or some other act or illegal practice alleged in the petition was made or done with the knowledge and consent or approval of the member or his/ her election agent,” reads the court papers signed by attorney Basimane Bogopa.

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