UDC plan massive electoral petitions

UDC supporters at Bophirima football ground rally
UDC supporters at Bophirima football ground rally

From next week, the High Court could find itself inundated with election petitions as the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) prepare to launch over 11 election result appeals with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).

Already, the UDC is contesting the results for Gaborone Bonnington North constituency citing some irregularities. In that regard, the coalition is filling an urgent application on the matter.

Some of the constituencies that the UDC will be appealing include five Gaborone constituencies being Gaborone South, Gaborone North, Gaborone Central, Gaborone Bonnington North and South, Mochudi West, Mochudi East, Goodhope/Mabule, Takatokwane, Ghanzi North and Boteti West.  These are constituencies that the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) won in the recent national polls.

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