Founding leader of the opposition National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) party, Lovemore Madhuku, has said that his party will be better prepared for the 2023 elections. The NCA did not win any seats in parliamentary elections, while Madhuku only garnered 0.1 per cent in the presidential election. Madhuku attributed this poor showing to the fact that people did not know about his party. Speaking to New Zimbabwe, Madhuku sai
The biggest challenge we faced was that voters in the country still believe that there should only be two political parties contesting in the general election and these are MDC and Zanu PF. When they voted this time around they were just focusing on these two parties and never bothered to find out about other candidates on the voters’ roll.
So, by the time we reach 2023, voters will know about NCA and what we stood for that differentiate us from other political parties. So, we have since discovered that that was our biggest weakness people did not know about us. But we also discovered that our party supporters voted for MDC because historical links between NCA and MDC. So, they voted for (Nelson) Chamisa instead of Madhuku, but this is the end of that pattern.
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