The leader of the UDM party recently revealed his dream to supporters in PE- he wants to be deputy president of South Africa. Bantu Holomisa addressed his supporters during the launch of his party's election manifesto.
During the launch of the UDM party's election manifesto, Bantu Holomisa revealed his dearest ambition- to become deputy president of South Africa.
Addressing supporters during the Port Elizabeth event, he had said he wished to occupy the east wing of the Union Buildings, should this year's election not have a clear winner. According to TimesLIVE, this is the home of the deputy president's office.
Holomisa explained that should the May 8 election result in the formation of a coalition government, he wanted to be second in command:
"If the 2019 national and provincial elections should deliver no outright winner, as predicted by political pundits, the question of a national coalition arises."
He declared that, should the ANC wish to include the UDM as part of such a coalition, there would be conditions:
We are not people who will just accept ministerial positions, as they (ANC) are competing for the presidency. They must give us the east wing office, where DD Mabuza sits, we want to deputise and you will see if we will not arrest these corruption thieves,"
The UDM head said that this coalition government should be closely regulated to ensure voters wishes are adhered to:
"The UDM also believes that one of the basic principles that should inform coalition government is that it represents the wishes of the voters. Hence it is important that coalition partners iron out their relationships directly after elections and publish their compacts so that voters clearly understand how that coalition will work and also to have a set of standards to measure the coalition government’s performance,"
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