The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has announced that it will field the leader of Botswana Movement for Democracy, Gomolemo Motswaledi as its candidate for 2014 parliamentary elections.
The announcement made by a Tonota Councllor, Lemme Kgopa of Botswana National Front (BNF), during a political rally a the Gaborone bus rank came two days after the leaders of the UDC party members declared who they want to be their President and Vice President respectively.
On Monday it was announced that the BNF leader, Duma Boko would be the first President of UDC and that Motswaledi would be his Vice President and deputized by Motlatsi Molapise of Botswana People’s party.
In fact all the three Presidents of the UDC party members, BMD, BPP and the BNF have reached an agreement to appoint Boko as the President of UDC and have confirmed in different interviews.
The BPP President, Motlatsi Molapise confirmed in an interview on Tuesday that he would not contest for the Presidency, a day after Gomolemo Motswaledi of BMD confirmed the same stand.
“We are not going to contest for the Presidency, but of course we would stand for Vice Presidency,” explained Molapise.
UDC is expected to have two vice Presidents and they would be from BMD and BPP.
“Of course, it is obvious, we would get the vice Presidency. We have agreed to it,” added Molapise.
Earlier on Monday, Motswaledi revealed that he would not be the President of UDC, but would be glad to take any other role including that of VP.
Motswaledi said so during a press briefing at the Sir Seretse Khama Airport on Monday.
Meanwhile Boko declared his interest to lead UDC during a separate interview in Tlokweng, earlier on Monday.
“I would not be doing justice to UDC if I don’t volunteer to be its President,” Boko stated.
He further admitted that the UDC has talents and any of the two other Presidents could have been UDC leader.