Chairman of the Botswana Movement of Democracy (BMD) and Member of Parliament for Lobatse, Nehemiah Modubule has advised Batswana to rightfully stand for what they believe in and desist from being cowards when voicing their concerns against government.
Addressing a rally during the launch of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) over the weekend in Francistown he said that Batswana should bear in mind the fact that the country belongs to them and they have a right to question the government and demand what is rightfully theirs.
“It is high time that all Batswana, including the public servants desist from cowardice. They should claim what is rightfully theirs and question the government if it is not doing things accordingly. For each struggle there must be commitment without fear,” he said.
On a different note, Modubule lauded the formation of the UDC as an important move in toppling the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) from power as it is failing the country. He warned that divisions within opposition parties can not yield any results against the ruling party.
“The formation of the UDC is a dream comes true. Our unity as opposition parties is the only strategy for us to remove the BDP from power or else we are fighting a losing battle,” he said.
Modubule went on to add that even if it means losing the upcoming 2014 elections, the UDC will soldier on in its endeavor to remove the ruling party from power.
Touching on the removal of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) Member of Parliament Dumelang Saleshando as leader of opposition in parliament, he said it was a fair exercise.
“The removal of Dumelang Saleshando as leader of opposition in parliament was a fair exercise. The opposition parties being UDC and the BCP all have equal members of parliament, therefore it would only be fair to have two leaders of opposition in parliament,” he said.
He concluded by imploring UDC members to work hard for the party so that it can grow.