UDC attitude forced us to seek alternative – BCP

Pheko (right) explained that the AP and the BCP have started talks on building a democratic and accountable alternative to the BDP and the UDC
Pheko (right) explained that the AP and the BCP have started talks on building a democratic and accountable alternative to the BDP and the UDC

The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has revealed that the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC)'s attitude has forced the party to pursue other interested political parties and all stakeholders in Botswana to come together, and build a viable coalition towards the 2024 General Elections.

This revelation follows the start of talks between the Alliance for Progressives (AP) and the BCP on Sunday on a possible new coalition.

The BCP is a member of the UDC alongside the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana People's Party (BPP) and the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF), which was welcomed recently. In an interview, the BCP spokesperson Mpho Pheko explained that the AP and the BCP have started talks on building a democratic and accountable alternative to the BDP and the UDC.

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