Khama still unchallenged

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FRANCISTOWN: As expected, President Ian Khama will not be challenged for the presidency of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in the coming general elections. Today (Friday) is the deadline for nomination of the presidential candidate at the extraordinary congress to be held at Boipuso Hall in Gaborone starting tonight.

In the past, the party’s presidential candidate has not been challenged, despite the processes permitting a contest. Even after announcing the nomination date recently, Mpho Balopi, the BDP secretary general noted that the majority of the regions so far have nominated Khama. But even if all the regions nominate Khama, Balopi explained that it did not bar anybody from stepping forward and contesting the presidency.

“We are not hypocrites and as a democratic government we should be seen to be practicing democracy,” he stressed.

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