Dijeng optimistic of winning Serowe West

Eyes on the ball: Dijeng FILE PIC
Eyes on the ball: Dijeng FILE PIC

Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) candidate for the upcoming Serowe West constituency by-election, Moemedi Dijeng is convinced this time around that the electorate will vote for him. He will be contesting in the constituency for the second time after losing in the 2019 General Election.

Dijeng had tried many times against former area Member of Parliament (MP) Tshekedi Khama and lost in the BDP primaries. The Serowe West by-election will be held on July 8, 2023, following Khama’s disqualification from the National Assembly. “The constituents suffered a lot when their MP was absent from the constituency for a long time. Again, Khama was always absent and failed to address Kgotla meetings. Residents of this area want a person who would be able to relate with them as they share their grievances. Therefore, I stand a good chance since I had been with them through thick and thin. I have never distanced myself away from the area despite having lost party primaries,” he said in an interview on Wednesday.

Moreover, Dijeng said he had been working well with party members in the area by ensuring that structures are revived after some had collapsed. He said it was not easy when some party members who were supporting their tribal leaders defected to Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF). The BDP candidate added as one of the party leaders in the area, he had to do house-to-house campaigns in order to inform constituents that the party is still relevant and exists. On the previous party performance in Serowe, Dijeng said one of the things that affected them as a party, especially in Serowe West constituency, is that Khama left the BDP when on the eve of elections.

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