Chamisa Shoots Down Obert Gutu's Intention To Run For Biti's Seat
MDC-T Vice President Nelson Chamisa who was delegated to lead the party in the MDC Alliance by the party’s President Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, who is receiving medical attention in South Africa, spoke on Obert Gutu’s intention to contest for a seat allocated to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led by Mr Tendai Biti in terms of the coalition’s agreement.
Chamisa said there was nothing wrong with Gutu expressing his intention but in the end MDC-T will not field a candidate in Harare East. Said Chamisa:
Intention is not a decision. Yes, in terms of the aspirational disposition anyone can wish to have interests located in a particular constituency, but at the end of the day it is the party that decides through democratic ways who will represent it. In this case, the seat belongs to PDP in terms of our agreement. As a person delegated to deal with the Alliance, I’m leaving no stone unturned to make sure that all the concerns around the seats are resolved in a manner that reflects the reality of our circumstances as a collective.
When contacted for comment by The Herald, Gutu referred questions to the party’s acting president Engineer Elias Mudzuri who was not available for comment.