The Botswana National Front (BNF) will, over the weekend, be launching its candidate to contest the Shashe-Mooke by-election.
According to a statement from the party spokesman, Moeti Mohwasa, Odirile Ngenda will be launched by the party president, Duma Boko, who will be accompanied by the central committee and other party leaders.
Meanwhile, the party will, in terms of the central committee resolution, not be contesting in the Ikgeleng Phase 1 by-election.
“This decision was arrived at after extensive consultation with the membership. Concerns raised by the membership regarding this decision have been noted and referred to the Executive.”
According to Mohwasa, the Central committee decision was communicated to the local leadership by a delegation that comprised Sam Digwa, the Secretary for Political Education, and himself, as the Information and Publicity Secretary.
Although opposition parties say they want to cooperate, they have failed to field a single candidate at Shashe Mooke.
Like the BNF, Botswana peoples Party has fielded a candidate.
BPP is supported by Botswana Congress party.
The results are likely to profit the ruling Botswana Democratic Party which will want to capitalize on vote splitting among opposition parties.