The leader of the opposition MDC, Nelson Chamisa has said that his party targets to take power from the ruling ZANU PF.
He said that the party has to push for electoral reforms and to enhance its strategies so as to win the rural vote which he said was essential if the party had to attain state power.
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In his New Year’s message to party supporters on Wednesday, Chamisa said:
We must focus on the core business and sole agenda of the party agenda that is to win elections and attain State power for real change. We must have strong vibrant structures, zero imposition, zero factionalism, zero corruption, zero division and zero writing names of fictitious structures or lists of friends.
Our party goal is to win elections and attain state power to make a difference in people’s lives.
The MDC has since its formation been struggling to penetrate the rural vote and that has been its great hindrance to attaining state power.
Since 2018, the party has not won a single by-election in the rural areas making it worrisome as the 2023 elections are fast approaching.
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