Vote-buying claims in Selebi-Phikwe

Presiding officers counting ballots
Presiding officers counting ballots

SELEBI-PHIKWE: The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has said its door-to-door campaigns have revealed attempts at vote-buying by unknown people.

The party said this week that in Selebi-Phikwe, unidentified people are persuading voters to surrender their identity cards and voting cards in exchange for cash and other incentives. In the last two days, the party has been going around making public announcements to warn people not to sell their vote. 

The BCP parliamentary candidate for Selebi-Phikwe East, Kgoberego Nkawana said reports of vote-buying first emerged during feedback meetings with their supporters. He said that many of the campaign teams reported that some people are going around trying to buy voters.

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