BDP, IEC file notice of opposition over UDC petitions

Slumber Tsogwane during the elections PIC. KEOAGILE BONANG
Slumber Tsogwane during the elections PIC. KEOAGILE BONANG

FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and the electoral body, Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), have filed notice of opposition with respect to election petitions lodged by the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) following loses in some constituencies.

When the petitions were brought before a panel of judges – Phadi Solomon, Bashi Moesi and Tshegofatso Mogomotsi – on Monday, in a case in which Sam Digwa wants the court to declare the Boteti West parliamentary seat that was won by the Vice President Slumber Tsogwane vacant, the BDP and IEC filed notice of opposition to the UDC electoral challenge. 

The IEC and BDP (Tsogwane) who are cited as the first and second respondents respectively notified the court that they oppose the UDC application. 

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