Pressure mounts on Boko post Bophirima

UDC leaders. Saleshando and Boko PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
UDC leaders. Saleshando and Boko PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

Despite his party emerging victorious in the Bophirima ward by-elections recently, more pressure seems to be mounting on the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) president Duma Boko, Writes Mmegi Staffer MOMPATI TLHANKANE

In the weeks leading to the by-election until now, Boko has been trying to tread carefully with the people’s project in the midst of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) defiance and fallout with his deputy, Dumelang Saleshando. With the strain of dealing with the Bophirima fracas mounting on him, Boko has been careful on confrontation.

Even though the BCP viewed Boko’s decision to field Mankie Sekete as a hard line stance, he appears to be playing his cards very close to his chest to avoid any issues that could collapse the umbrella. Although it was public knowledge that Bophirima ward divided the UDC, Boko had been painting a picture of a house in order. When the BCP national executive committee (NEC) labelled him a dictator who operates UDC without proper governance and consultations at a press brief last month, the Botswana National Front (BNF) leader Boko did not respond to such issues.

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