Lenyatso parries self-interest accusations

Mbaakanyi Lenyatso PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
Mbaakanyi Lenyatso PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

FRANCISTOWN: Botswana People’s Party (BPP) members have accused their vice president, Mbaakanyi Lenyatso of pursuing his ‘own interest’ during the party’s recent negotiations with other Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) partners.

The matter relates to the recent allocation of council wards in Francistown West.

The wards will be contested at the 2019 general elections. The recent negotiations that were led by UDC president Duma Boko featured the Botswana National Front (BNF), Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and the BPP. Lenyatso is a parliamentary candidate for Francistown West constituency for the 2019 general elections.  During the meeting to resolve the impasse over the allocation of the wards, Lenyatso is alleged to have used his influence within the party (BPP) to advocate for some of the wards to be allocated to the BCP and the BNF, contrary to the position of others within the party (BPP).  

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