The Secretary General for the Botswana People’s Party (BPP) has revealed that the party’s executive committee failed to form a quorum last week Saturday during a disciplinary hearing of the party’s former chairman Richard Gudu and additional committee member Peter Kuchwe. Venper Geletshabiwe told Botswana Guardian that according to the party constitution, the executive can only form a quorum when there are more than five members present.
“In the last executive board meeting, only four members were present therefore the board could not form a quorum hence the party’s decision to postpone the board meeting to another time with the hope that we will form a quorum,” Geletshabiwe explained. When contacted for comment Gudu said that he is in the dark as to what transpired during the past weekend board meeting since he was not invited. He informed this publication that he is still surprised at the way the hearing was handled. He does not know why the disciplinary committee does not want to make its resolutions known.
“I wonder as to whether the disciplinary committee was sent to make their findings and deal with the matter at hand on the spot or they were simply sent to make their findings and send them to the party’s executive committee?” asked Gudu.
Gudu and Kuchwe were suspended from BPP last year after they were accused of attending an Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) press conference under the pretext that they were representing BPP.