Dumping UDC VP position in the wind


The recent appearance of the Alliance for Progressives (AP) at the Umbrella for Democratic Change UDC negotiating table has once again brought back the contentious topic of speculation about dumping the vice president (VP) position which is currently held by disgruntled member, the Botswana Congress Party (BCP).

There is a long history of vice presidents in the UDC since 2012 and recently there has been reports that the UDC leadership is toying with the idea of dropping the VP position as the coalition seeks to revise its constitution.

The UDC’s current situation is a predicament with the VP and BCP president Dumelang Saleshando who is on indefinite suspension. Saleshando fell out with the UDC president Duma Boko last year after complaining about poor governance in the UDC amongst others. He is the first UDC VP to make it clear that he wants to challenge for the presidency.

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