Phenyo Segokgo torn between UDC and AP

When the purple movement, Alliance for Progressives (AP) was formed by disgruntled and frustrated members of Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), people thought Phenyo Segokgo would join. But the youthful leader has since developed cold feet and taken a back step. Even though he is occupying one of the highest paid positions as Chairman of Southeast East District Council, Segokgo is still an independent candidate following his expulsion from the troubled BMD. This week The Midweek Sun caught up with Segokgo at his elegant office in Ramotswa to talk about his next political party. He has since associated with joining Botswana National Front (BNF), Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and re-joining BMD. “I am in a difficult situation at the moment. I never anticipated this to happen. I do not know what to do at the moment. But I shall overcome this situation.” Even his facial expression showed that Segokgo is a man battling with his mind. His usual smile was not there. The Sefhoke ward Concillor said because he was voted under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) he cannot just leave and join Alliance for Progressives because they are not part of the UDC at the moment. “The council chairmanship is a UDC position. At this moment any party without UDC cannot be in this position. They made it categorically clear that if I decided to go to AP they will have to remove me because the party is not part of UDC. We held a meeting last week I am really afraid at this moment of what will become of me if I take the decision of going out,” said an unsettled Segokgo. When he was voted into his position in June, Segokgo was on the brink of being suspended by his former party BMD, which automatically could have barred him from contesting for re-election. After realising that he could be suspended from the party before the election for chairmanship, the young leader mobilised resources and all those important stakeholders to have the election held before his suspension that ultimately led to expulsion. “I have been clear to my friends in the AP even before AP was formed that if we decide with formation of a new party it has to join UDC. We cannot win the elections without UDC. We cannot postpone regime change in 2019. “I have advised them before and I am still optimistic about it. I am confident that my friends in the AP will find a way to join the UDC and that is when I can be in a position to make a decision. I am still in contact with friends in AP and relay my situation to them,” he said. The party will be launching next weekend in Gaborone. According to reliable sources, Segokgo is waiting for the party to formally announce whether they will join UDC or go solo. If they do not talk anything about working with UDC, Segokgo will definitely join one of the parties in UDC.


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Phenyo Segokgo torn between UDC and AP

When the purple movement, Alliance for Progressives (AP) was formed by disgruntled and frustrated members of Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), people thought Phenyo Segokgo would join. But the youthful leader has since developed cold feet and taken a back step. Even though he is occupying one of the highest paid positions as Chairman of Southeast East District Council, Segokgo is still an independent candidate following his expulsion from the troubled BMD. Th...

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