UDC parly caucus to elect Saleshando’s replacement

Dumelang Saleshando. UDC PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Dumelang Saleshando. UDC PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

The Umbrella for Democratic Change’s (UDC) parliamentary caucus is set to meet soon following its National Executive Committee’s (NEC) decision to suspend vice president and Leader of Opposition (LOO), Dumelang Saleshando over the weekend in Palapye.

The caucus will decide who will take over the LOO position. UDC leader, Duma Boko revealed during a press briefing on Saturday that the UDC NEC has agreed to meet the UDC parliamentary caucus where they will decide on who will replace Saleshando.

Currently UDC has 14 Members of Parliament (MPs) and eleven are BCP legislators; it is most likely that the next LOO will also be a BCP member. In the 2019 general elections, BCP recorded the highest number of MPs since its formation in 1998. Botswana National Front (BNF) now has only two MPs left after losing both Pono Moatlhodi and Aubrey Lesaso to the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). Another UDC coalition partner Botswana People's Party (BPP) only has one MP being Ignatius Moswaane who joined it from BDP. Recently some BCP MPs have reportedly defied their party and chose to side with Boko in the on-going BNF-BCP conflict.

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