Three-way race looms in Goodhope

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The race for the Goodhope/Mabule by-election was thrown wide open yesterday after the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) confirmed it would be fielding a candidate for the constituency.

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has seven hopefuls for the seat, while the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has already issued a writ for primary elections. Yesterday, BCP spokesperson Taolo Lucas told Mmegi that the party had decided to contest in the constituency, after the party’s executive met over the weekend. “We took a decision to stand after the local party structure advised us on the matter,” he said.

“The Southern Region met before to discuss various party issues including the elective congress and they advised the party on what they thought was best for that area.

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