Mabeo wins BCP Gamalete primaries


Switching allegiance to the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has proven a game-changer for Boniface Mabeo.

In the recent primary election in Gamalete, Mabeo emerged victorious with 1,995 votes out of over 3,000 voters, a notable feat considering the circumstances. In the 2019 General Election, he finished a distant third under the Alliance for Progressives (AP) banner, securing only 1,338 votes, 657 less than what he garnered at his new political home. “I had more experience than other candidates that I stood with.

Having contested for the 2019 general elections for a parliamentary seat has helped me a lot even to understand the dynamics of the area. I crossed to BCP after being advised by the constituents,” Mabeo said in an interview on Saturday. “Again, the party members welcomed me with open hands and I started to work the ground from then till today.

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