Chamisa To Reconfigure Party Structures Ahead Of Congress - Report
MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa has decided that his party hold an ordinary congress instead of an extraordinary one.
This is a well-calculated move to destroy the current party structures which are considered to be loyal to his alleged rival for the presidency, Douglas Mwonzora, the Herald claims.
Various party structures are said to be unhappy with the move since it entails that they will have to be dissolved.
A national executive member who spoke to The Herald said that they were taken by surprise by the decision to hold a Congress on May 24. Said the official:
We were taken by surprise. We thought only elections to select the president would be held and that obviously would be done by current party structures.
Mr Chamisa is obviously not comfortable with the current structures and had to direct that elections be held in respect of all organs and that would ensure that new people would constitute the structures.