Reikeletseng finally joins BDP primaries race

Son of the soil: Reikeletseng grew up in the Francistown South constituency
Son of the soil: Reikeletseng grew up in the Francistown South constituency

FRANCISTOWN: Former Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) chairperson and businessman, Solly Reikeletseng, is among prominent figures who have officially submitted their names to contest the ruling party’s parliamentary primaries for Francistown South.

The date for the primaries is yet to be confirmed. However, an expression of interest for those wishing to contest the elections was issued last week. Reikeletseng, who was linked with contesting the BDP primaries in 2018 ahead of the 2019 General Election before reportedly chickening out, confirmed in an interview with Mmegi that he has officially submitted his name to contest Bulela Ditswe.

“I submitted my name to contest the primaries to book candidacy for the next polls a few days ago. I am now waiting for the decision of the party. Although I am constrained to say much, I am optimistic that I will be vetted in,” he said.

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