Venson-Moitoi's party presidential bid- a long shot

Venson-Moitoi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Venson-Moitoi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

If constituency nominations for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)’s presidency are anything to go by, then things may not look good for Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi’s presidential bid. Mmegi Staffer TSAONE BASIMANEBOTLHE observes

Former Cabinet minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi’s bid for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) presidency might be lost even before the upcoming April Congress.

While it was expected that she would find favour in her backyard in the Central region, which was the first to hold congress before the national council, it was instead President Mokgweetsi Masisi who won nominations, scoring 86 votes to Venson-Moitoi’s 49.  One hundred and thirty-five BDP delegates voted at the Central region.

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