BPF unveils primaries candidates

BPF members PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
BPF members PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) has unveiled its official list of candidates who will compete in its upcoming primary elections, scheduled to begin on May 25, 2024. The announcement marks the culmination of months of anticipation and speculation within the party. Mmegi Staffer TSAONE BASIMANEBOTLHE looks at some of the names that have been vying for the opportunity to represent the BPF

In the high-stakes game of politics, every moment counts, and the BPF must act swiftly to capitalise on the limited time it has to build support and momentum. Out of 61, the BPF which quit the opposition coalition, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) is contesting in only 38 constituencies.

Jwaneng /Mabutsane: Mephato Reatile The BPF is not strong in this area and does not have strong structures. After the BPF’s decision to pull out from the coalition, this could be one of the setbacks of the party in this constituency. Reatile who is the BPF president might not come back to Parliament if he does not put more effort. The only parties that are strong include the Botswana National Front (BNF) and the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). Reatile is the incumbent area MP who won the constituency under the BDP ticket in the 2019 General Election before he defected to BPF. He won the constituency under both the BDP and the BNF, It remains to be seen if he would made a treble by winning it under the BPF.

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