Preliminary points could spell doom for UDC petitions

BDP Secretary General Mpho Balopi and BDP Attorney Basimane Bogopa PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
BDP Secretary General Mpho Balopi and BDP Attorney Basimane Bogopa PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

When petition cases for the general elections began on Thursday, attorneys representing eight Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) election winners notified court about their intentions to bring up sharply pointed preliminary legal arguments.

Though they did outrightly make their submissions, they told the court that they would file their papers on Tuesday next week.

As winners of the elections results being challenged by the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), the BDP has been cited as second Respondents while the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is the first Respondent in the petition papers filed in court.

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