UDC faces blow

Despite Bulawa's absence from the ballot, he remains optimistic about the prospects of the BPP in Tati West
Despite Bulawa's absence from the ballot, he remains optimistic about the prospects of the BPP in Tati West

FRANCISTOWN: The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has been dealt a major blow following the announcement that Professor Phillip Bulawa will not contest the 2024 General Election billed for October.

Bulawa is a member of the Botswana People’s Party (BPP), who are affiliates of the UDC. As a seasoned politician and former candidate for Tati West constituency, Bulawa's decision not to contest has possibly left a significant vacuum in the UDC’s upcoming electoral battle.

This week, he said that his health condition necessitated a re-evaluation of his political aspirations. He explained that despite his desire to contribute to the UDC and the BPP, his doctor’s advice prompted him to prioritise his well-being over political ambitions. “My doctor advised me that it is best I take a lengthy break or considerably lessening my role in politics.

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