Wednesday, January 19, 2022

BDP holds seminar to mitigate primaries fallouts

Perhaps sensing the possibility of looming divisions brought about by party primaries, the ruling Botswana Democratic Party will over the weekend conduct a special political seminar in the Gaborone region.

The seminar will aim to enlighten prospective candidates in the region over the electoral process.
Former BDP Chairperson, Daniel Kwelagobe, will lead the delegation at Babusi Conference Hall on Saturday.

He is scheduled to give counseling and reassuring words to aspiring party Members of Parliament and councilor candidates.

“There will be a host of political activities including political awareness and counseling process. We expect Kwelagobe to do the counseling of the candidates,” said Gaborone Regional Secretary Kingsley Ontibile Kgomoyarona.

“They will be taught about a broader picture of the party not individualistic approaches bordering on selfish personal gains,” he added.

At the anticipated Gaborone Central hot seat, Specially Elected councilor Rupert Hambira, Tumisang Legope, Kgomotso Mogami and Lebogang Masope will slug it out for the parliamentary candidacy.
The winner will face off with the incumbent Member of Parliament Dumelang Saleshando who has been the area Member of Parliament since 1999.

The BDP candidate will also have to fend off the opposition Botswana Movement for Democracy president Gomolemo Motswaledi who has also made known his intentions to contest the constituency.

Gaborone West North constituency will see the incumbent Robert Masitara lock horns with Robert Molefhabangwe, Ebony Steglein, Eunice Mguni and one Mr Mphuting.

Molefhabangwe is former opposition Botswana National Front MP.

Botsalo Ntuane will lock horns with Christian Nthuba who has been eyeing Gaborone South West constituency, while Keletso Rakhudu and Kagiso Molatlhegi are unopposed as parliamentary candidates in their respective Gaborone North and South constituencies.

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