Negotiations stall as BPF, AP fight over constituencies

Boko. PIC KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Boko. PIC KENNEDY RAMOKONE

As the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) seeks to plot a life without the Botswana Congress Party (BCP), potential partners, the Alliance for Progressives (AP) and the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF), are said to be at loggerheads over constituencies and ward allocations as cooperation talks continue to stall.

The constituencies that have stalled the talks are Francistown East, Bobonong, Lerala/Maunatlala, Tonota and Boteti East. Besides the five contended constituencies, the other thing that has stalled talks is negotiations over new constituencies that were necessitated by the delimitation exercise.

After deserting cooperation talks with the BCP earlier this year to seek an alternate route with the UDC, the AP now finds itself in the same situation, a source closer to the negotiations has revealed. Speaking of same situations, the AP dumped their talks in May this year after fighting with the BCP over seven constituencies.

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