BDP Gabs region to scrap Bulela Ditswe

The BDP is pulling out all the stops to regain Gaborone region
The BDP is pulling out all the stops to regain Gaborone region

The Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) Gaborone region over the weekend resolved to scrap primary elections (Bulela Ditswe) for all the five parliamentary seats in the capital.

Instead, the party’s branches will be empowered to bring forth a single consensus candidate who will then be endorsed by the central committee. The latest move is a change from recent proposals within the region that the party hold primaries for the 2019 general election, as early as next year in order to provide time for a campaign to retake the capital city from the opposition.

Mmegi has learnt that a special congress held over the weekend instead decided to scrap Bulela Ditswe in the Gaborone Region, while also resolving that the party implements a similar arrangement for councillors as well.

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