Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Aspiring MDC leaders go under scrutiny

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MDC aspiring leaders will be forced to engage in public debates and put across their vision to attract the congress delegates make a wise choice.

All positions in the party except the president’s post are up for grabs after party leader Nelson Chamisa secured 13 out of 13 nominations and will only go to the congress to seek confirmation on his post.

“These debates shall be open to the public, the media and shall be streamed live on the party’s official social media platforms. The Commission shall appoint independent moderators for these debates,” party spokesperson Jacob Mafume said.

He said the party had mandated the commission to organise contestants to table what they will offer if they are to be elected.

Among the MDC bigwigs to faceoff are Tendai Biti, Welshman Ncube, Morgen Komichi, Paurina Mpariwa, Lilian Timveos and Tracy Mutinhiri who will all contest for the vice president post.

Douglas Mwonzora, Chalton Hwende and Daniel Molekele are set to contest for the secretary general post while Luke Tamborinyoka and Jacob Mafume will tussle for the spokesperson post.

Obey Sithole will battle it out against Lovemore Chinoputsa for the control of the youth assembly.

“The national council also resolved to reserve a seat for a female vice president and modalities for the same shall be finalized by the electoral commission,” Mafume said.

The nominees have been given up to Tuesday to accept nominations or to withdraw.