Boko breaks Bophirima silence

Duma Boko. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Duma Boko. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

As the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and the Botswana National Front (BNF) prepare to wrestle for Bophirima ward in the Gaborone Bonnington South, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) president Duma Boko has finally broken silence on the matter. 

Boko announced Mankie Sekete of the BNF as the UDC Bophirima ward candidate despite BCP’s calls to field its preferred candidate being Peter Mogapi. Following the standoff, the BCP has since decided to contest outside the coalition using its name and colours in the upcoming by-election.

“In the 2019 elections we fielded all our candidates and after the elections wherever there is a by-election anywhere whoever stood for the election and lost would automatically stand again in that ward or constituency,” Boko said this week during his UDC presidential tour in Gantsi.

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