BMD Attends AP Launch, UDC Stays Away

AP leadership at the launch PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
AP leadership at the launch PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Alliance for Progressives (AP) on Saturday kick-started campaign for its maiden elections with a Presidential and Manifesto launch in Gaborone.

The party announced that it would be contesting 44 constituencies and 326 council seats.

AP vice president, Wynter Mmolotsi expressed hope that the party would be in power after the October 2019 polls.  Still at the event, party president, Ndaba Gaolathe administered oath of allegiance to Mmolotsi and all other parliamentary and council candidates. Union leaders and other opposition parties were invited to the event. However, Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) leaders did not honour the invitation while Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), from which the AP split attended represented by its leader, Sidney Pilane.

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