Broke, BDP goes for special congress

Despite being in the red, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has disclosed they will hold a two-day special congress from October 9 to 10 in Gaborone.

The BDP secretary general Botsalo Ntuane admitted that the party is broke, but that the treasury has been asked to find funds to host the special congress.  The BDP had spent nearly P36 million for the October 2014 general elections campaigns and recorded a P21 million deficit.

Despite that, the party’s popular support dropped from 53.26 % in 2009 to 46.45% in the 2014 general election. The party also agreed that 2014 had been one of the most difficult financial periods for them, coupled with the most expensive campaign ever.

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