Former Thokozani Khupe’s ally, Obert Gutu has said the chances of Khupe overturning the outcome of the MDC T Congress are slim and she will have to approach the court to recourse, The Herald reports.
This came after Khupe hosted a standing committee and resolved to fire Douglas Mwonzora who won the elections and beat Khupe to become the party’s president on Sunday.
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Commenting on the issue Obert Gutu said:
In terms of the MDC constitution, the moment you enter into a contest you are no longer the holder of your position. The election has to be by secret vote conducted by an independent electoral board appointed by the party to prepare and run the election, it is the duty of the electoral board to ensure that they have a legitimate voters’ roll that is agreed on by all candidates.
It is also critical to ensure that all delegates are given an opportunity to cast their ballots. It is also the duty of the electoral board to ensure that the election is credible, that there is no rigging and it is free and fair. Contestants rank equally, you enter the election at the same level, you cannot during the congress purport to suspend the other candidates, such a scenario would bastardise the whole process, it would be an absurdity
On Sunday Gutu made fun of the chaotic congress and said he made the right decision and left the MDC T led by Khupe. Khupe still maintains Mwonzora was fired.
More: The Herald