12 losing candidates in the 17 April MDC Bulawayo provincial congress have blamed party president Nelson Chamisa and organising secretary Amos Chibaya for manipulating the process to favour their preferred candidates.
A letter written to the party’s national executive by the executive aspirants reads in part:
The directive given by the president Nelson Chamisa to National Organising secretary Chibaya, on being petitioned at the congress venue by disenfranchised delegates who were refused to participate, was only acceded to after the conclusion of both the youth and women processes effectively denying them the vote and creating complexities for main wing processes by introduction of non-eligible delegates.
Mpopoma was effectively locked out of participation, and the caucus constituted by Chibaya to address the anomaly calculatedly and mischievously took forever resultantly acceding at the close of the voting process. The cabal of James Sithole and Helen Zviviri (Tsepiso-Mpofu) formed the think tank of the caucus.
… the Congress was not legally constituted for the failure of a quorum notwithstanding the districts that were disenfranchised and refused to participate.
Makokoba member of parliament, James Sithole won the provincial chairman’s post.
MDC is set to hold its elective Congress in Gweru on 24-26 May this year.
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