MDC Deputy President Elias Mudzuri is reported to be planning to challenge Nelson Chamisa for the party’s presidency at the party’s congress which has been scheduled for next year. However, Chamisa has appealed to the party’s senior leaders to give him time to accomplish goals which he was given by founding party leader, the late Morgan Tsvangirai. Speaking at the MDC’s 19th Anniversary celebrations, Chamisa said,
I have told my colleagues in the top leadership that none of us should go wayward because it will be akin to a fish taking itself out of water where it cannot survive. So, we need to continue to follow Tsvangirai’s way, the party’s ways. Tsvangirai left power for me so that I will also pave way for the next leader, in that order. We don’t want a situation whereby someone would want to grab from me what I was given by Tsvangirai before I even start the journey he set me to embark on, yet you don’t even know what he wanted me to achieve. Why don’t you wait for me to accomplish that first, then I will also show you the way when you eventually take over?
When asked by the Daily News if he was going to challenge Chamisa, Mudzuri was not responsive choosing to say only,
When the time comes, I will tell the people what position I want.
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