Ramogapi denies ‘foisting’ allegations


The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), a coalition party that has been wreaking havoc in the country’s past ward by-elections might face it tough in Palapye at the impending vacant Mmaphula East ward.

The Mmaphula East by-election will be the 18th as the country has already held 17 by-elections with the majority won by the opposition led by the UDC with the ruling party winning only four of them.

Reports reaching Mmegi, however, suggest that the incumbent legislator for Palapye constituency, Onneetse Ramogapi, is alleged to have ‘imposed’ a candidate for the by-election claiming instead that he was a consensus candidate. Those who are opposed to the candidate whose name was submitted to the UDC national executive committee (NEC) recently say that Mompoloki Mohutsiwa was ‘imposed’ on the people as they claim they only saw him declared a candidate by Ramogapi on Facebook.

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