Internal feuding shrinks UDC power

Boko and Saleshando PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Boko and Saleshando PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

On the backdrop of crevices tearing apart the main political players in the beleaguered Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) partners, the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and the Botswana National Front (BNF), Mmegi Staffer RYDER GABATHUSE writes that the political glue that held the main opposition party together is slowly peeling off

The stand off between the two political giants has become toxic and is apparently destroying the cohesive force that had brought the opposition parties together when most needed. The UDC is a tri-party consisting the BCP, BNF and the Botswana Peoples Party (BPP).

For starters, the BCP is a breakaway party from the BNF and was conceived in 1998 post the volatile infamous Palapye meeting where 11 BNF legislators broke away from the Kenneth Koma-led BNF.

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