Monday, March 21, 2011

MDC withdraws from Speaker Election Race


The MDC(Movement For democratic Change) party led by Prof Welshman Ncube has dropped out of the Speaker of Parliament election race, it has emerged.
A statement issued Monday stated to the effect that the party’s National Standing Committee met on Sunday 20th of March 2011 and resolved that it would abstain from the election of the Speaker of Parliament.
According to the resolution, this move has been inspired by what the party termed ‘the sad political developments in the Government of National Unity where Zanu PF and MDC-T have demonstrated to be in conspiracy against our party in undermining the democratic submissions from our party.’

The party statement concluded:“We believe that because this election process involves the political leaders (Members of Parliament) whose principals have shown total disregard of the democratic results in the past it would be futile to participate in such a process thus we chose to abstain.
The party shall always remain committed to the struggle for democratic space in the country, the fight for the adoption of democratic governance principles will always be our priority so that we root out evils of dictatorship and pseudo-democrats.”

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