MDC Alliance spokesperson and leader of the smaller MDC party, Professor Welshman Ncube has acknowledged that there were problems between the partners in the coalition MDC Alliance. However, Ncube said that despite these problems, the Alliance is still united and represents Zimbabwe’s best hope to remove Zanu-PF. The MDC-T was accused by its alliance partners of disregarding the agreement and fielding candidates in constituencies reserved for other parties. Said Ncube,
I have personally spoken to each of them (affected parties) over the last three days and we are all agreed that we remain hundred per cent committed to the alliance, that we will work for the alliance to succeed in this election even if things which should not have happened, happened…There is, therefore, no doubt in my mind that the alliance is still intact, that notwithstanding the ill-treatment that some alliance partners have received, we still think it’s the only option that the people of Zimbabwe have and we will present that option to them.
In any case, an agreement we had was that a party would field a candidate in areas where it had greater support…It is politically suicidal as an Alliance to field a candidate who is weak. People should focus on the broader objective of winning the election.
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