We are acutely aware that there are several issues surrounding the BVR exercise that have to be ironed out by ZEC. These issues relate to the servers or the central computer system that will be used to store and transmit data. The MDC is very pleased to advise all stakeholders that our ICT experts and related technocrats are working round the clock to make sure that these servers will not be manipulated in order to rig next year’s election. Our eyes and ears are firmly and securely on the ball. We are leaving absolutely nothing to chance. Once beaten, twice shy.
After the BVR exercise has been completed, the MDC and other stakeholders have put in place a mechanism that will ensure the thorough and exhaustive audit of the national voters’ roll by a firm of reputable and independent experts. Thus, there is absolutely no reason for Zimbabweans to be apathetic this time around. We should know that the Zanu PF dictatorship has always subsisted on voter apathy; particularly in the urban areas.
The youth constitute more than 64% of eligible voters and we also call upon them to come out in their millions to register to vote. The future of our great country belongs to the youth and as such, we look forward to the enthusiastic participation of our youths in the electoral processes.
Election 2018 offers a golden opportunity for the people of Zimbabwe to define a brand new democratic and progressive trajectory for our country. Our Presidential candidate in 2018 is none other than the indefatigable, tried and tested democratic fighter, Morgan Richard Tsvangirai.
Dr. Tsvangirai has already been endorsed by the MDC Alliance as our 2018 Presidential candidate. We should now register to vote and make sure that on polling day next year, all of us cast a vote for the MDC Alliance as well as the MDC Alliance Presidential candidate, Dr. Morgan Tsvangirai.
The national economy is a total mess and more than 90% of Zimbabweans are now surviving on less than US$1 per day. It is our patriotic duty as Zimbabweans to vote out of power the insipidly corrupt and faction–ridden Zanu PF regime. Every vote counts. We are in the process of structuring a progressive and attractive manifesto that will effectively speak to all our policies covering education, land reform, health, mining, international relations, sport, persons with disabilities etc. We are on an irrevocable mission to usher in an accountable, transparent, efficient and hands – on government after the elections next year.
From the ruins of Zimbabwe, we are determined to create the Great Zimbabwe. This can only be done if all eligible Zimbabweans play their part by registering to vote and also casting their ballot on election day. We have got a unique opportunity to chart a new and refreshing destiny for our mighty motherland in next year’s elections. The Zanu PF regime has completely lost focus and Robert Mugabe himself is long overdue for retirement. Surely, we cannot entrust the future of our great country in the hands of an old man who will soon be 100 years old.
MDC: Equal Opportunities for All
Obert Chaurura Gutu
MDC National Spokesperson