“…we have resolved misunderstanding”
Published on August 26, 2014 · No Comments
MASERU – The Basotho National Party (BNP) executive committee has reassured its membership and the general public that they were not ruptured, and remained united to advance the interests of the party that led Lesotho to independence.
The party acknowledged they have recently been through some misunderstandings, but indicated they had gone past those issues – and had emerged stronger than ever.
“The BNP is the most stable and united party in the country. If ever there were divisions, I wouldn’t hide them. What is happening is that we have different personalities, and we can’t be expected to look at things the same way at all times.
“The issue of different personalities is a common feature in almost all political parties, and that shouldn’t be mistaken for factionalism,” Machesetsa Mofomobe, BNP spokesperson said.
He indicated the party had also resolved the problem that arose when the deputy leader Chief Joang Molapo signed the Windhoek Declaration to be later accused of doing so without party mandate.
“The BNP is a democratic party and anything must be done democratically. The issue of the Windhoek Declaration has been dealt with and resolved within structures of the party. He (Molapo) has also told the party members at a rally in Mphosong that the executive committee had reprimanded him on that issue and it has been solved,” Mofomobe said.
He also dismissed claims that there is a section of the party membership that was dissuading other members from attending the Mphosong rally convened by the deputy leader.
“That is an absolute lie. I personally didn’t go to that rally because I didn’t have money for transport. The BNP is a big political party, how does one establish that the multitudes that failed to pitch up at the rally were intent on sabotaging it?” Mofomobe asked.
“There were prominent executive committee members in that rally, and it’s not at all times that you will find all party officials attending a single rally. No one is against the deputy leader, he was elected by the National Conference and we support him. He will be brought down by the same conference, not me, not any individual,” he added.
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