Monday, May 17, 2021

No bad blood between BCP and BPP – Gobotswang

Tati Siding: The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) Vice President, Dr. Kesitegile Gobotswana has allayed fears that there’s bad blood between his party and the Botswana People’s Party (BPP). 

He said BCP did not put up a fight to prove themselves that they are a better political home for the Francistown West Legislator Ignatius Moswaane, who was welcomed into the BPP on Saturday.

“In fact, whenever a BCP member is in the dark and loses sight of what is happening within his political home, such member seeks solace in the BPP. A BPP member who finds him/herself in a similar situation will also do the same,” he said.

His sentiments followed reports in a local midweek paper indicating that “Following his (Moswaane) resignation from the Botswana Democratic Party(BDP), BCP and BPP which do not see eye-to-eye, were each hoping to secure his membership.”

Dr Gobotswang said Moswaane cannot be fought over by political parties but rather they can just wait for his choice and ultimately arrival as he is a renowned Pan Africanist who had no place in the capitalist BDP. 

He emphasized the fact that there was need for the grass root electorate of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) to be assured of the unity of the coalition as this would smoothen campaign to unseat the BDP.

“If the status quo remains, chances are the BDP is going to buy some politicians and another split organisation will be born. There is need for good public relations if we are to win the electorates hearts. It is clear that Batswana are tired of the BDP governance but for as long as there will be splits, the BDP will continue to rule the way it is,” he said. 

The BPP President, Motlatsi Molapisi assured the attendants there at Moswaane’s welcoming ceremony that they are dealing with fights between UDC members through social media. Pages that ferried such conflicts were banned and if any will be made in the future they have to be dealt with. There must be promotion of unifying messages, Molapisi said.

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