Movement for democratic change (MDC-T) said that the selection for candidates who will contest for parliament seats will be complete by next week.
This was said by the National Chairman Morgan Komichi of the party today in a press conference held today at the Party headquarters in Harare.
Komichi mentioned that, “Among our candidates are doctors, engineers, various professional disciplines and people of high standing who represent special interest groups in the country.”
He added that, “following the compilation of the approved candidates’ panel, the party is now undergoing the second stage of candidate selection, which is consensus-building and primary elections where necessary.”
komichi also indicated that, “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.”
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”, said Komichi.