Clock ticks for Bulela Ditswe

The BDP won all of the five Gaborone constituencies in the 2019 General Election PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
The BDP won all of the five Gaborone constituencies in the 2019 General Election PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

With only six months before the 2024 General Election, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is yet to hold its primary elections.

This could lead to a chaotic campaign season with candidates rushing to prepare with little time ahead for protests should the primaries outcomes leave a trail of contentions in their wake. Mmegi has learnt that the ruling party’s central committee (CC) already has 4, 000 applications to look into as part of its vetting process.

The CC started the vetting process this week to select those who will be competing for the primary elections. The process is expected to end on Friday (today). This, however, could damage the BDP’s image and hurt its chances for winning leading up to the General Election. It is unusual for the BDP to hold primary elections so close to a General Election. In the past, the BDP typically held its primaries a year before the General Election, particularly in opposition held constituencies. This in the past had given the BDP more time to campaign, while their rivals had less time to prepare.

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