Yearn for Bulela-Ditswe ‘collapses’ BDP structures

Bulela-Ditswe has historically sparked dissatisfaction and internal disputes within the BDP PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Bulela-Ditswe has historically sparked dissatisfaction and internal disputes within the BDP PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

With many within the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) eyeing the beneficial party primary elections popularly known as Bulela-Ditswe, the ruling party regional structures have been affected as 10 of the 14 regional committees have collapsed.

This follows BDP’s decision to prohibit members who hold certain positions in the party structures from contesting for Bulela-Ditswe. The resolution prescribes that prospective candidates of primary elections structures who are also office bearers of the Youth and Women’s Wing structures, regional committees, and sub-committees of the central committee (CC) should resign from their positions.

Only CC members are not mandated to resign.

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