Serowe West constituency has chosen former president Ian Khama to be one of the delegates at Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) next month’s special congress in Kang.
The constituency and two others held their branch congresses over the weekend to choose delegates who will participate at the congress.
All the 57 branches are expected to have submitted the names of their delegates by March 28 to enable the party to prepare a voters roll that would be used on April 5 to vote for party presidential candidate.
“It is true former president’s name has been chosen to be a delegate. Most delegates in Serowe West support Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi while President Mokgweetsi Masisi dominates other two constituencies, Serowe North and South,” the source said.
The Monitor has learnt that by last week Thursday, 27 branches had submitted the names of the delegates.
Masisi has been nominated by all the party’s 14 regions, therefore he does not have to submit his name to the party secretary general.
“The 14 regions are supposed to have submitted his name 24 hours before the congress could start. Only his competitor Venson –Moitoi would be required to submit her name and supported in writing by delegates not less than 50,” communication chairperson Kagelelo Kentse said.
“The accreditation and voters’ roll for delegates would be done once all 57 branches had brought their names for delegates.”
He confirmed that all the regions have finished their nominations and that some branches had submitted names of their delegates.
At the close of nominations in accordance with 29.2 and 29.3, the secretary general shall publish the names of the aspirant candidates on the notice board for the benefit of every delegate at the national congress and a secret ballot election shall proceed in the normal course.