MPs, Cllrs to lose if BCP pulls out of UDC

BCP members
BCP members

The Botswana courts are yet to register another interesting political battle from the opposition parties. At issue is the dispute within the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) especially amongst the two affiliates, Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and Botswana National Front (BNF) which seems to be undermining the coalition.

Mmegi has learnt that the BCP legal team is already trying to find technical grounds it could use if the party’s intention to pull out succeeds and the move is to affect those holding key party positions. Currently, the party leadership is waiting for the endorsement of members in July 2022 on the matter at their conference and to get views of the party leadership forum on May 14, 2022.

This seems to be more confusing to both MPs and councillors who are under UDC as currently, as they do not know which stand they should take. The reality to many is sinking slowly as some of them may soon become jobless if indeed BCP wants pulls from the UDC. Historically, the BCP has had the highest numbers of MPs during elections in 201 9 as compared to other general elections. In the 2019 general elections, it won 11 parliamentary seats under the UDC.

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This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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