Expelled BDP councilors to join BCP 

SHARE   |   Wednesday, 19 July 2017   |   By Solomon Tjinyeka 
Expelled BDP councilors to join BCP 

The two former Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) councilors for Maun West constituency Duncan Enga and Vepaune Moreti are on the verge of joining Botswana Congress Party (BCP) where they have been given a tempting offer, sources say. They were expelled from BDP last month for allegedly defying the party caucus by seeking and winning the Main and sub council chairmanships respectively. The BCP has allegedly promised Enga and Moreti that they will be allowed to contest at Maun East constituency under BCP ticket in 2019 without having to go through party primary elections.  “Enga will contest as parliamentary candidate while Moreti will contest at council level,” a source said. Currently the Maun East Constituency belong BCP under opposition constituency allocation.  Sources say it has been agreed that Goretetsi Kekgonegile will shift to contest at Ngami constituency to allow Enga to contest in Maun East. A source said Enga is likely to agree with the offer as it has emerged that he has not appealed the decision to be reinstated by the BDP after they have been given 14 days which have expired last week. “I don’t think Enga has appealed the decision to go back to the BDP,” a source claimed. If Enga joins BCP it would reignite his battle with the incumbent MP Konstantinos Markus who has been accused of being behind Enga’s expulsion from the party. BCP North West regional chairman Goretetsi Kekgonegile did not deny nor confirm that they have promised the duo councilors a lucrative offer, insisting though that they are doing all they can to recruit them into their party. He, however, dismissed claims that they have promised them lucrative offer if they join the party. Kekgonegile said it is not true that Enga will contest at Maun East.  “It is not true but if they agree to join us and our members agree that Enga contest for Maun East then there is nothing wrong with that,” he said.  On whether he could ditch Maun East for Ngami, he said the party can deploy him wherever it sees fit. “I don’t own Maun East constituency,” he said. Moreti said he was still consulting his supporters on his next move. “At the moment I’m still consulting my supporters. There is no how I can make any move without them,” he said, also turning down an enquiry into whether he has appealed his BDP expulsion or not. Enga also refused to comment, saying he was still consulting he supporters about his next move.   



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