The BDP impasse

The victorious Molale celebrating his win after the announcement of the results. PIC: KABO MPAETONA
The victorious Molale celebrating his win after the announcement of the results. PIC: KABO MPAETONA

With only a day left for political parties to submit their candidates’ names for Goodhope/Mabule constituency to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has not yet resolved the issue of candidacy.

The BDP held Bulela Ditswe last Saturday but one of the contestants has filed a complaint challenging the outcome of the primary elections. 

Five people had contested the primaries for the parliamentary position, which was won by the minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Eric Molale. Other contestants were Tonny Mogatle, Kopo Mononi, Philip Sebakile and Fankie Motsaathebe.

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