Mwonzora has said that he’s confident of victory at the MDC Congress elections for secretary general. He said that the elections will need to be free and fair, however.
Speaking during an interview with The Standard’s Obey Manayiti Mwonzora he has always won even when he was underestimated. He recalled winning the 2011 and 2014 SG elections in the party even though he only had one nomination.
Manayiti had asked Mwonzora what his chances of winning were. He responded:
Given a free and fair election, I will definitely win, but quite a number of things have to be done. An independent electoral commission has to put its foot down to avoid cheating and it must also make sure that those things that must be availed to candidates must be availed on time. The voters roll must be availed to all the candidates as agreed. It was supposed to be availed on April 29, but we are yet to receive it.
There must be watertight security and also we must avoid as much as possible the running of this election by staff members of the MDC. So it depends on the way the commission will conduct this election. I do not see why people continue underestimating me every time. In 2014 I had one nomination and I went on to win by more than 1 000 votes, in 2011 I had one nomination and went on to win by more than 1 000 votes.
The MDC holds its congress this week. Mwonzora is contesting the SG position against Charlton Hwende and Fortune Molokele.
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