The MDC-T has said that the party’s candidate selection process is almost done after 3000 people applied to represent the party. The party said that it was prioritising consensus in the selection of candidates and added that Primary Elections would only be held as a last resort. In a statement MDC-T National chairperson, Morgan Komichi said,
The party wants to centre its candidate selection process around the people through a procedure that begins with a process of consensus between and among the candidates themselves, with a primary elections being the last resort if the candidates fail to agree among themselves.
We are heartened that over 3 000 people have submitted their CVs with a wish to represent the MDC-T, which is contesting the forthcoming elections under the banner of the MDC-T Alliance.
Of the candidates who have submitted their CVs, 512 want to represent the party as parliamentary candidates while the rest wish to represent the 1 958 local government wards in the country. We are heartened by this growing interest in representing the party.
In accordance with party’s roadmap, our candidate selection process will be complete by next week.
As the Elections Directorate of the party, we have spent sleepless nights in the past two weeks receiving huge volumes of CVs and vetting them, handling queries and ensuring that our candidate selection process is transparent and does not invite needless divisions and rancour.