UDC, Khama marriage unsettles BPP

BPF patron Ian Khama
BPF patron Ian Khama

FRANCISTOWN: An affiliate of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has expressed its misgivings about the political marriage of convenience between the coalition and ex-president Ian Khama.

The Botswana People’s Party (BPP) lamented the status quo at its national executive committee (NEC) meeting that was held recently at Selepa Hotel. Following that, the BPP will table the issue for discussion at the next UDC NEC meeting slated for January 29, 2022 in Gaborone. A BPP source who attended the party’s weekend meeting told Mmegi that Khama’s relationship with the UDC is still a divisive and confusing issue within the UDC ranks and as such it should be addressed urgently before it polarises the UDC any further.

Khama is the founding patron of the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF), which is in the process of formally being part of the UDC as it is the case with another opposition party, the Alliance for Progressives (AP). In 2020 the UDC, BPF and AP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in all by-elections in the build up to the 2024 general election.

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