The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has roped in former teacher and BOSETU active member Carter Hikuama to represent them in Ngami constituency.
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) will be looking to former Member of Parliament for the area Jacob Nkate or the incumbent MP Thato Kwerepe.
Speaking to Botswana Guardian Hikuama said he was approached by a good number of people in the constituency to stand for political office after realising that he is a good leader as shown by various leadership positions he held whilst at the teaching fraternity.
Hikuama finally kissed chalk and the blackboard goodbye on the 31 of January 2018 to concentrate on his new career. In 2009 Taolo Habano of BCP won the constituency only to be floored by Kwerepe in 2014 who won by a difference of 48 votes. Kwerepe managed 7063 votes whilst Habano secured 7015 votes and Kebinang Cosmos Moenga of Umbrella for Democratic Change trailed with only 802 votes.
Hikuama strongly believes that he poses qualities of a good leader based on the numerous positions he held before.
These were obtained since joining the teaching fraternity in 1996 - Regional Chairperson in various regions including Maun, Francistown, Tutume and in 2008 he contested for the vice presidency of BOSETU only to be defeated by Tebogo Sebogodi.
Following his loss, he became a labour relations committee member of BOSETU until he resigned recently. Asked whether he will run unopposed, Hikuama said that whatever system is adopted, he is fully prepared to face any opponent since his people highly regard him, hence their decision to plead with him to represent them.
Efforts to solicit a comment from the BCP spokesperson Dithapelo Keorapetse on whether Hikuama will stand unopposed hit a snag at press time as his mobile phone was unavailable.