An MDC Alliance faction backing Tendai Biti, one of party president Nelson Chamisa’s deputies, is vehemently opposed to the latter’s recent decision to forego primary elections ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Reports claim Chamisa is in favour of communities choosing their parliamentary candidates for the 2023 elections.
But Biti and other members of the Maruva cabal, are reportedly resisting the machinations by Chamisa to impose his preferred candidates as a way of consolidating his powers within the party.
Bulawayo24 reported a source as saying Biti’s allies have already started campaigning for the primary elections.
Said the source: Already Biti has selected his close allies to go on the ground and campaign ahead of 2023. Last night (last Sunday), a Biti aligned candidate, Isheanesu Moyo, distributed fliers in Mbare and is targeting to dethrone Starman Chamisa as the Mbare legislator.