BDP’s quench to flip ‘ripe’ Ngami constituency


With incumbent Ngami legislator Caterpillar Hikuama of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) now out of the picture after reportedly deciding to contest for the Maun West constituency, an opportunity might have now arisen for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) to win back the constituency it lost to the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) in the 2019 General Election.

This past weekend in Gumare, the BDP Ngami constituency branch elected committee members who will take the party towards the primary election slated for next month. Simon Meti was voted in as chairperson, Letshabamang Morulaganyi was elected as Vice-Chairperson while Omponye Sefo got the Secretary position.

In an interview with Mmegi after the weekend election, Meti said, “I lead a committee that is determined to win back this constituency from the opposition. Remember we have been exchanging it every five years. Last time around we fought hard to win it back so now we are doing a lot of work by appealing to sympathetic voters who do not have allegiance to any political party,” he pointed out. Meti was quick to indicate that his committee will also prepare for the North West region elections as the BDP gears up for the primary elections. He added that they will work hard to reorganise and tighten up the structures.

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