MDC-T chairperson Morgen Komichi said he has what it takes to lead the opposition party to victory in the much-anticipated 2023 elections.
The Midlands senator will challenge MDC-T interim leader Thokozani Khupe, secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora and senior politician Elias Mudzuri for the presidency at the party’s extraordinary congress this December to replace the founding party leader, the late Morgan Tsvangirai.
Speaking in an interview with NewZimbabwe.com on Monday, Komichi promised to unite the fractious party and provide a formidable challenge to the ruling ZANU PF. He said:
I am the choice of the delegates. The opposition politics in Zimbabwe needs a leader who can unify fragmented factions to form a formidable force against Zanu PF.
I will bring all opposition parties together to set up a formidable opposition front against Zanu PF come 2023 general elections.
I will lead the party myself but will be consulting the people where necessary.
The MDC-T will hold an extraordinary congress in December this year to replace the founding party leader, the late Morgan Tsvangirai.
This follows a ruling by the High Court last year, which was upheld by the Supreme Court this year, directing the party to revert to its 2014 structures and elect a new leader to choose a substantive president.