Leader of the Opposition seat vacant, again

Party spoiler Moatlhodi
Party spoiler Moatlhodi

Leader of the Opposition seat fell vacant yet again as Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Pono Moatlhodi joined the Umbrella for Democratic Change camp.

Yesterday Moatlhodi was welcomed in the UDC fold through the Botswana National Front. The move spelt doom for the Botswana Congress Party president Dumelang Saleshando who, who assumed the reigns for the second time in January when Dr Habaudi Hobona won the Francistown West by-elections and the party gained numerical advantage over the UDC.

The move by Moatlhodi now means that both the UDC and the BCP have equal numbers in Parliament. They both have eight Members of Parliament (MPs). It is not the first time local parliament goes without Leader of Opposition (LoO).

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