Opposition Botswana Congress Party councilor, Mathata Mosekwa has vowed to contest for his Naledi South ward no matter what circumstances.
This comes amid murmurs that the BCP has been trying to replace him for falling foul of party rules.
Apparently BCP leadership has already identified a businessman potential candidate for Mosekwa’s ward.
The incumbent councilor is accused of breaching the party’s policies, notably a monthly subscription by sitting Members of Parliament and councilors as per BCP regulations to raise funds for the party.
“I have just arrived from Sweden and have not met any party leadership over the alleged developments. I just hear allegations that some party elders are campaigning for the said candidate,” indicated Mosekwa, adding such political developments do not worry him.
“Everyone in the entire Naledi is happy with my services to them so far. They are the ones who can threaten my political career,” he insisted, before confirming that he will be contesting 2019 general elections in Naledi South.
Sources close to the developments link a certain Maswe, a well known businessman as a potential replacement.
The party will go for the primaries on a date yet to be announced as is the case with other constituencies and wards across the country.
“About my differences with the party leadership it is news to me. I am still to officially hear from them,” Mosekwa concluded.