UDC's constitution amendment delays to favour BPF

Duma Boko PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Duma Boko PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

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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