ABC, DC marriage to endure till next election
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By Lerema Pheea
All Basotho Convention (ABC) and Democratic Congress (DC) union is set to survive the loss of members of parliament by ABC to its newly formed twin-splinter parties Basotho Action Party (BAP) and Basotho Progressive Party (BPP).
ABC’s newly appointed deputy leader, Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro, and his deputy, DC leader Mathibeli Mokhothu said they are confident that they will withstand the storm of both former Minister of Justice Nqosa Mahao and former Agric Minister Tefo Mapesela forming their own splinter parties.
Both Professor Mahao and Mapesela announced the formation of their political parties last week following their disagreement on forming one party when leaving the ABC.
Mahao is the leader of the BAP and BPP is led by Mapesela.
Mojoro told a press conference this week they are very excited that their parties’ leaders have managed to come to the briefing to show them support.
Majoro said they have counted their numbers in parliament and have discovered that even after the formation of splinter parties from ABC that DC commands 27 members while ABC has 35.
He said combined, the two parties have 62 members of parliament and meets the required simple majority number of 51 percent to make government.
Majoro said they only required to have 58 members of parliament to constitute a majority and they already exceed the number by 4 legislators.
He said when counting their partners, the number increases to 74.