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SALESHANDO CALLS FOR UMBRELLA PRESIDENCY ELECTIONS

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President of Botswana Congress Party Dumelang Saleshando has called for elections to choose a leader for the opposition coalition.

In an interview, Saleshando said he prefers elections as this will give members from all the parties a chance to elect a person whom they feel will lead them in the 2014 general elections.

“Each party should elect its preferred candidate who will then face the other candidates for the ultimate presidency,’’ he said.

Asked if the elections he was calling for will not be unfavorable to Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) which is still registering its members, he said: “How long should we wait, we cant wait until 2014, they should speed up their registration so that we can start preparing for elections.”

However the Secretary General for Botswana National Front (BNF) Akanyang Magama said the negotiators have not reached a stage of coming up with a system that will be used to choose the leader of the umbrella.

“It is something that I would want to comment on at this stage,” he said. BMD’s spokesperson Rasina Rasina could not be drawn to discuss the issue saying Saleshando was just expressing his personal opinion.

“I cant comment on someone’s personal opinion but what I know is that we have our own differences which we will have to iron out ,” he said.

One of the negotiators Lebang Mpotokwane said they are still going to meet the party leaders on some issues including the formula of choosing a leader. “It is up to them as leaders to decide what system to use when selecting their president but his statement does not bind us in anyway,” he said.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Saleshando o claimer gore o botlhale,he is going to use other parties gore a kgone a nne president.wake up diso ke lona,le direla monna yo mongwe.

  2. @k-lo,dats the point ga ba bone gore o batla go palamela ka bone.malatsia fa ba kelemile jaana ke gone gore ba dupelela 2014.

  3. Phathi di a lwana x2
    Di batla go busa
    Tsotlhe di tla buswa ke DOMI

    Ba ya duma duma x2
    Ba ya seba seba
    Botlhe ba tla buswa ke DOMI

    Hei! Nthusa tlhe go opela D.G.K oaMorata-Khama