issue. I personally dont like this association with Khama or his outfit and I have said it before. However, this is a reality we cannot wish away. BPF and Khama are here and politically and strategically we did neither anticipate or plan for this new reality.
When the situation evolved we naively thought it will ham BDP alone. It is clearly in different ways hamming both BDP and UDC and even the smaller parties contrary to what they may say and think.
Now I have said this before. I have used the BNF case with Bathoen II in the late 1960s when we opted to make him BNF President. This was a temporary but strategic alliance with a reactionary force - a traditional chief who had been very oppressive to his subjects.
We achieved our grand goal of securing BNF a base and got BNF a stronghold in the south of Botswana.
I also reminded you of the warring forces in China in the 1950s who temporarily suspended their civil war in order to defend China against the invading Japanese forces.
Now therefore, it is strategic to use Khama to achieve the national clarion call for change. For removing the corrupt and BDP regime.
I have also used the Biblical literature/Scriptures on the contrast between Saul and Paul. The same person with two contrasting lives - an oppressor turned liberator in the cause of time. Khama is like that. He has stopped oppressing workers and the rest of Batswana. He now wants to be part of their liberation using a progressing vehicle in UDC. Is this wrong? Of cause not.
Now therefore, cdes your role is to convince and educate voters. Do not fall into the BDP's campaign propaganda. Tell voters that the BDP government should first charge Khama for any crimes they know they he committed. Then as UDC we will dissociate from him because he will be a criminal. Until they do that, Khama has freedom of association just like any other Motswana.
Also tell your voters that Khama's party just like AP, RAP and BMD is our competitor and not our member. We will hit them hard in Phikwe, and all the constituencies where they are standing against us.
Tell your voters that no genuine UDC voter will vote for Masisi simply because of the so called the Khama association with UDC. The "give Masisi a chance" is an independent part of the 2019 Elections discourse that must be countered in its own right. It is a BDP' s strategy which seems to be taking toll of some of you cdes. We cant let this happen.
We do not expect crying babies out of you. We expect you to hit back and hit hard.
Come on cdes an election campaign has to be rough and challenging. Dont expect soft wins. You will fall on the wayside if you think everything will be smooth.
I encourage you to hit the house to house trail and use other platforms to hit back on the opponent's propaganda.