Democratic Congress (DC) Public Relations Officer (PRO) Serialong Qoo says the party is working towards becoming government after 2022 elections. Qoo was speaking in an interview on Thursday where he said the upcoming party elective conference which is scheduled for January 25 to 27 is the one that will pave way for the general elections.
He explained, it is more preferable to party members if it comes back with a two thirds majority so that it does not need to engage in a coalition with any other party as politicians tend to put unreasonable demands when others are desperate to join forces with them.
Qoo further indicated that the party is working towards reconciliation which is its utmost goal and he believes the National Executive Committee (NEC) elective conference will achieve.
Speaking about the conflict that erupted immediately after Mathibeli Mokhothu was appointed as Deputy Leader, Qoo said it has subsided because the people who were at the centre have defected to the Alliance of Democrats (AD) and All Basotho Convention (ABC).
After Mathibeli’s appointment by the party Leader, Dr. Pakalitha Mosisili the DC went through a turmoil which ended with two camps, ‘Liphakoe and Melele’.
Some of the party’s stalwarts were reported to have been aggrieved to a point where they planned to leave the party while others eventually did.
In December last year, one of the DC veterans and its former Secretary General (SG), Semano Sekatle was sworn in as Minister of Tourism in the Four by Four government and announced that he would soon make his political stand known as soon as Parliament opens.
Citing his reasons for defecting from the DC he said he has been unfairly treated by some members of the party, especially the National Executive Committee (NEC).
He said a lot has happened in the DC, and have not been as rosy as they seemed, and he was treated badly especially by the committee which made him feel unwanted hence his decision to leave the party.