Opposition unity talks for next year

SHARE   |   Thursday, 17 September 2015   |   By Phillimon Mmeso
Boko Boko

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko has hinted that unity talks with Botswana Congress Party (BCP) might not take place this year due to their tight schedule. Briefing editors on Tuesday, Boko said that the year is coming to an end and they have a tight schedule. “Realistically is really impossible to have them this year,” he said.

Currently the UDC Secretary General is in the United Kingdom for party business and will then fly to United States of America on the same assignment, said Boko.

One of the reasons that he forwarded was that they are also still looking at their constitution with the intention of reviewing it.

“There is a concern that our national executive committee is too bloated and we also want to look at the issue of direct membership to UDC and how it is going to be done,” said Boko, adding that they are going to have a constitutional review conference.

The UDC President revealed that he knows that there are going to be attacks and counter attacks and his wish is to have the talks in secret away from the public domain. Boko said that he is confident and certain that they will assume government in 2019.

BCP President Dumelang Saleshando has indicated that his party is ready to cooperate with UDC ahead of the 2019 General Elections.