Tsvangirai not stepping down, to contest elections


Going forward, the party will be rolling out a program of action that includes rallies and other public meetings throughout the length and breadth of the country. All members of the national standing committee and other senior party leaders will be deployed to various provinces in order to spearhead the party’s election campaign. The MDC will continue to lobby ZEC and other relevant stakeholders to make sure that conditions for a free and fair election are put in place as a matter of extreme urgency.

The MDC candidate selection process will be completed within the next few weeks and all party cadres are being urged to remain united as we enter the homestretch in our democratic struggle to establish a new and progressive nation state in Zimbabwe. It is also heartening to note that party leaders are already on the ground mobilising the structures to participate in the last phase of the BVR exercise. At the end of the day, it is our intention to ensure that every eligible Zimbabwean is registered to vote before the BVR exercise is concluded.

The issue of the Diaspora vote was also thoroughly discussed and debated and we remain confident that ZEC will be able to make the necessary arrangements in time for the elections to be held later in the year.

We continue to pray for President Morgan Tsvangirai for his complete recovery and healing. He is an indefatigable fighter for democratic change in Zimbabwe and his leadership and guidance continues to make the party stronger and stronger.

MDC: Equal Opportunities for All
Obert Chaurura Gutu
MDC National Spokesperson


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