Can the UDC sustain momentum?

UDC supporters
UDC supporters

Following the insipid performance of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in recent by-elections around the country, which saw it losing dismally against the joint opposition bloc, the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF), Alliance for Progressives ( AP) and the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) tripartite alliance of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP), Botswana National Front (BNF) and the Botswana Peoples Party (BPP), there is consensus within and outside the BDP that it is not doing some things right. Mmegi Correspondent LEBOGANG MOSIKARE writes

FRANCISTOWN: While it is a well-known fact that historically the BDP had not been doing well in by-elections only to post strong showing during the general elections, the party cannot rest on its laurels forever because political dynamics are fluid.

Doing so will be tantamount to an affront to the sensibilities of its followers who want the BDP to continue to rule until Jesus comes as some of its die-hard supporters are fond of saying.

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