UDC's constitution amendment delays to favour BPF


The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) president, Duma Boko says the delay to amend the coalition's constitution was done to allow future members of the bloc to have a stake in the ‘people’s project’.

Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) is the latest party to join the opposition alliance and according to Boko delaying the change to the coalition's constitution was a decision made by the National Executive Committee (NEC) which the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) was a part of.

BCP president, Dumelang Saleshando has complained that for more than a decade the UDC has been running on a transitional clause and it was time the party held an inaugural congress. “UDC is in a state of emergency, the UDC constitution is not used as it should be and after 10 years there has not been the first congress and there is no internal democracy.

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