MDC Alliance vice president Elias Mudzuri can challenge Nelson Chamisa at the October congress if provinces nominate him for the presidency.
Speaking to Mail and Telegraph, MDC Alliance national spokesperson Jacob Mafume Chamisa is not preventing anyone from contesting for the presidency. He said those who allege Chamisa is shutting the door on competition are not genuine party members saying real party people know how the procedure goes. Said Mafume:
Real MDC cadres know the proper procedure. Those who say Chamisa is blocking other members from contesting the presidency at congress are not our people. The process starts by nomination at provinces and the nominations are not yet open. We do it publicly because we are a democratic party. The nomination process is opened two or three months before congress so who is being shut out and how do they know they will be nominated. Our congress starts from the grassroots. You cannot go about complaining that I am being shut out when you don’t know if you will be nominated. Chamisa will not bar anyone because the power comes from the provinces. The provinces will determine who contests Chamisa at congress in October.
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