Latest News Editor's Choice

Opinion / Letters

The numbers make sense unless my mathematics is wrong

08 Aug 2018 at 10:59hrs | Views
Dear MDC Alliance

I'm neither a mathematician nor a rocket scientist but surely these numbers make sense thanks to my grade 2 maths lessons. Listening to the biased VOA on Wednesday evening N.C's chief election advisor said their bone of contention with ZEC's declaration that E.D won the Presidential election was premised on the variance between the percentage voters for presidential versus the parliamentary/local government with the former being higher.

Unless I missed something but honestly I heard that this MDC Alliance together other contesting parties failed to field candidates in a number of constituencies and wards. My understanding is that 3 ZANU PF MPs and close to 50 councillors were unopposed hence no need for them to be subjected to voting. However these same people who didn't vote for the MPs and Councillors voted for their Presidential candidate resulting in the variance between the percentage voters for Presidential and MPs with the former being obviously higher. A simple example for the benefit of those who missed the grade 2 lessons: Of the 100 registered voters 85 votes casted for presidency meaning 85% votes and 72 voted for MPs meaning 72% votes casted.

I remember the same MDC Alliance being asked about the consequences of failing to field candidates and they said it was of no significance as they had already won the elections. Talk of counting one's chicks before the eggs hatch. Please let's have some maturity and sobering among our politicians kwete kungo hukura hukura. Finally my sincere thanks to Julious Malema for your sound advice....surely like wine you are getting wiser with age.

True Patriot

Munya Shumba

Source - Munya Shumba
All articles and letters published on Bulawayo24 have been independently written by members of Bulawayo24's community. The views of users published on Bulawayo24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Bulawayo24. Bulawayo24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.