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Jonathan Moyo whistling from graveyard

27 Apr 2022 at 12:05hrs | Views
THE social media has been awash with calls for the Citizens Coalition for Change to hold an elective congress almost four months after it was formed.

Failed politicians such as former Cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo are at the forefront of offering free advise to CCC leader Nelson Chamisa on why it is imperative to hold such a congress.

Opposition political parties are formed to wrest power from the incumbent, not to hold congresses.

At this moment in time, CCC should ignore the likes of Moyo, who are whistling from the political graveyard and concentrate on mobilising people to register to vote  and coming up with structures, especially in rural areas.

The rural vote has been the kingmaker in elections since independence.

Zanu-PF suspended the holding of congresses from 1977 until 1990 because circumstances were not permitting. Why should Chamisa hold a congress for the sake of it.

CCC supporters know their leaders and we know Moyo is up to no good.

He failed to destroy Zanu-PF from within and now he has set his eyes on the yellow movement.

Why is Moyo very concerned about CCC going to congress when we have several parties that have never had congresses.

Congresses are guided by a party constitution which CCC does not have.

If Chamisa was to organise a congress as per the former Information minister's recommendation, who would attend?

The point is it is the constitution which spells out who should attend. Moyo should stop imposing the Zanu-PF constitution on CCC.

A rushed congress will expose the party to vultures and infiltration.

Chamisa has, to date, earned the confidence of Zimbabweans across the political divide, at least according to attendances  at his rallies around the country, and the 2018 presidential election outcome, despite frustrations at the hands of the Zanu-PF government.

If there is need for a congress, the end of 2023 would be ideal.


Source - NewsDay Zimbabwe
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