Botswana Movement for Democracy Youth League (BMDYL) have tasked any member of the BMD contesting for any position in the party elective congress to be held in Gantsi in July to win their hearts in order to get their votes.
The youth movement said they will give any contestant a platform to share with them their vision, the value they will add should they be elected and also to share with the youth league why they should be elected.
The Botswana Movement for Democracy will travel to Gantsi on the 17th to the 20th for their third elective congress. The Congress will be the first following the death of its former President Gomolemo Motswaledi.
The BMD Youth League National Executive Committee met at the weekend in Francistown. It was the first meeting of the committee since its election to office at Mochudi in May.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday the newly elected BMDYL secretary general Tolerance Itumeleng said the meeting was aimed at discussing various issues.
“We discussed the complexion and direction we want the party to take at the Gantsi congress. The young people are the hope of this nation. We are the frontier of this revolution that is underway,” he said.
BMDYL secretary general said the nation looks up to them as the youth on the challenges that the country faces adding that they recognise the talent and commitment of the young people.
“We will offer the congress; the highest decision making body to elect its next leadership that will take us to the year 2017. As the youth League we believe that we have a role to play in shaping our movement and making sure that the men and women who are going to lead this party in the next two years are men and women who understand the ideals and advocate for the ideology and the policies of our movement. We want men and women whose commitment to this movement is unparallel,” said Itumeleng.
The youth movement further said that they want men and women who understand the critical stage which the UDC project is at.
“We need men and women who will lead in direction that this nation asks them to lead to. We are going to go out as the youth league; it is everybody constitutional rights to stand and we give platform to everyone who wants to stand to sell themselves to the youth league,” Itumeleng added.
The youth emphasized that every youth member is going to vote as per the constitution, “we are also going to vote in an NEC that recognise youth talent, an NEC that is willing to nature its young people to lead and an NEC that is willing to partner with its auxiliary bodies so that we lead the party to the aspirations that Batswana expect,” he emphasized