No primary elections for BNF


SHOSHONG: While other political parties are preparing for primary elections ahead of the 2024 general election, Botswana National Front (BNF) has resolved to not to do so. The BNF instead will pursue the approach of reaching consensus on candidates for wards and constituencies.

This resolution was made here at the BNF annual conference held over the holidays. “For emphasis, there will be compliance with BNF Electoral Rules to ensure free, fair, and credible process of selection of party candidates for 2024 general elections,” BNF Secretary General (SG) Ketlhalefile Motshegwa revealed in a statement.

In the past BNF president Duma Boko has always hinted that the party will choose candidates instead of primary elections as is the norm with many political parties locally. Already incumbent BNF legislators and councillors are automatic candidates for next year’s general elections. With disgruntled ally Botswana Congress Party (BCP) having announced that it will contest next year’s general election outside the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), it means that some wards and constituencies will be up for grabs for interested BNF members.

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