SO LONG COMRADES Lesaso confirmed as new BDP MP after dumping UDC
The Botswana Democratic Party has today confirmed the arrival of Shoshong Member of Parliament Aubrey Lesaso into their fold. Lesaso has been an opposition MP under the Umbrella for Democratic Change and he becomes the second UDC MP in just a month, to join the ruling party.
Speculation over Lesaso’s defection from the opposition coalition took effect last year when many said he was going to join former President Ian Khama at the Botswana Patriotic Front, information he would publicly deny, saying he had no intentions to join the BDP.
This past week, all talk in the local political sphere has been about his imminent defection, with some in the opposition ranks saying they would only believe he is going once they see his resignation letter.
Today the letter was delivered and he immediately applied for membership at the ruling party, which welcomed him officially this afternoon.
“The Mighty BDP is delighted to welcome Member of Parliament for Shoshong Hon Aubrey Lesaso into its fold. The party continues with its massive recruitment drive to attract members of opposition into the party,” read the BDP statement this afternoon, which was accompanied by Lesaso’s application letter and his new membership card.
Earlier today, Dithapelo Keorapetse of the UDC confirmed receipt of Lesaso’s resignation letter. Wrote Keorapetse: