We Are Going To Be Contesting The By Elections – Mwonzora

Court resurrected MDC T 2014 structures Secretary-General Douglas Mwonzora has wasted no time in informing the nation that the party he represents will contest the vacant parliamentary and senate seats that fell vacant after the death of some legislators and the recent recalls of legislators by MDC T and Zanu PF, Chronicle reports. This comes after ZEC announced that it has lifted the suspension on all electoral activities and by-elections timelines will be announced in due course.

Speaking to the publication, Mwonzora said:

Of course, we are going to be contesting elections. We were formed to be contesting elections. We recalled people on the basis that they had ceased to be members of our party and for no other reason. Those people are free to contest, face the electorate and seek the votes of the electorate. We will also field candidates. What we have seen on social media is that people have been writing us off, they must not write us off yet,

However, the MDC Alliance deputy national spokesperson Mr Felix Mafa Sibanda said there was nothing to celebrate as long as there were no electoral reforms in place:

The by-elections will be meaningless. They will not change anything as long as there are no reforms. Instead of holding by-elections, funds should be channelled towards improving people’s welfare

More: Chronicle

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