Maripe's son says: "Yes I want to be BPP president

FRANCISTOWN: Businessman Lindelwa Thobani Tumedi Maripe has confirmed he will be running for the presidency of the Botswana People's Party (BPP).

His disclosure has put to rest months of rumour-mongering that the late BPP president, and co-founder, Dr Knight Maripe's son is preparing to assume the party's presidency. The man, who ditched BPP's umbrella partners Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) mid-last year, yesterday told Mmegi that after much introspection, he has decided to run for the party's presidency.

"After careful consideration, I would like to end speculation that has been doing rounds of whether I intend to run for the BPP presidency, or not. It is true that I will be contesting the party presidency next month. I believe I have much to offer the party and I believe I can best do that (offer what he has to the party) if I'm part of the party executive," said Maripe.Some months ago, Maripe publicly declared his interest in tackling prominent businessman Samson Guma Moyo of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) for the Tati East parliamentary constituency at the next general elections.

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