THE Basotho National Party this week welcomed 52 new members who defected from various parties including the All Basotho Convention (ABC), Alliance for Democrats (AD), Democratic Congress (DC) and Movement for Economic Change (MEC) in the Qaqatu No. 60 and Mpharane No.61 constituencies in the district of Mohale’s Hoek.
BNP leader, Thesele Maseribane, welcomed the new members, saying this was evidence of the growth of the party which was one of the oldest in the country.
“Today marks a big day for the party as we welcome new members,” Mr Maseribane said, adding, “Our mandate is to serve every Mosotho with respect and dignity”.
He thanked the new members for joining the party and promised that the party and its coalition partners would work to transform their lives for the better.
The BNP is one of four parties in the governing coalition along with the ABC, AD and the Reformed Congress of Lesotho.
For his part, the BNP youth league chairperson in the Qaqatu No. 60 constituency, Thabo Lethoko, expressed his gratitude to the Maphutseng community for inviting the BNP leader to their constituency.
He also said the youth league had a mandate to pursue a development agenda that would in turn attract more followers into the party fold.
The BNP Women’s League Deputy Secretary General, Mametsing Nkhatla, said that women should work hard to attract more members to the party.
“We have a responsibility to recruit more people to our party. We have a further duty as the women’s league to help to overcome any flaws in the party, Ms Nkhatla said.