UDC installs BCP reject in Gamalete

Donald Keakile with UDC presisdent Duma Boko
Donald Keakile with UDC presisdent Duma Boko

RAMOTSWA: The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) on Saturday unveiled Donald Keakile as its parliamentary candidate for the Gamalete constituency after he was recently rejected by voters in the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) primaries.

He lost the BCP primaries to Boniface Mabeo after which he retraced his steps to the opposition coalition where he quickly secured parliamentary candidacy. He will now renew his rivalry with Mabeo in the October general election.

When launching Keakile, UDC president Duma Boko likened Keakile’s return to the coalition to the biblical story of a disobedient prophet Jonah who defied his divine calling only to be cast overboard in a storm which saw him being swallowed by a whale. Boko said just like Jonah, Keakile was rescued in a marvellous manner by returning to the UDC.

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