BPP retains Molapise as president

SEKAKANGWE: In a surprising move, the Botswana People's Party (BPP) has retained Motlatsi Molapise as its president until May 2016.

Molapise was expected to retire at the one day elective conference over the weekend but was reportedly forced to renege on his decision by some party members who believe that the 68-year-old still has more to offer.Molapise contested the elections against businessman Lindelwa Maripe, the son of the BPP co-founder and president, the late Dr Knight Maripe.
Molapise defeated Maripe by 97 votes to 14. 

Maripe also tried his luck in the vice presidency position against incumbent Kumbulani William and lost. William attracted 70 votes at the lowly attended conference while Maripe managed 36.The position of national chairman went to Richard Gudu who was unchallenged.  Secretary-general Shatiso Tambula as well as her deputy Michael Muzola were also unchallenged. Positions of treasurer, information and publicity secretary as well as administration secretary were also uncontested. 

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