Nkosana Moyo's Former Party, APA, Endorses Robert Chapman As 2023 Presidential Candidate
The Alliance for the People’s Agenda (APA) has endorsed Robert Chapman, of the Democratic Union of Zimbabwe (DUZ) as the Presidential Candidate for the 2023 general elections following the departure of its founding president Nkosana Moyo.
In a statement issued on 14 December 2022, APA said it cannot in good conscience form an alliance with either ZANU PF, MDC, or CCC, because they do not share the same values of meritocracy-based politics. It said:
… we cannot in all conscience support either ZANU PF or the MDC in its various guises, including that of CCC.
Both parties have consistently displayed a culture of violence, intolerance towards those who might challenge the top leadership, misogyny and a lack of depth in finding practical solutions to the self-inflicted challenges that face our country.
The latest stampede for $40 000 “loans” should have convinced even the most ardent of their supporters that current politicians have a self-serving agenda to join the system.
APA said the decision to back Chapman follows several meetings between officials from both parties. The party said:
We have, however, held several meetings with Robert Chapman, of the Democratic Union of Zimbabwe, over several months and have found a common cause in core values and competence.
APA is, therefore, happy to endorse him as the Presidential Candidate for 2023. We call upon our members and all those Zimbabweans who believe, understand and support our message to engage with the messaging from and vote for Robert Chapman for President.
In a sense, we are passing the baton from Dr Nkosana Moyo the democrat and technocrat to Robert Chapman, the democrat and technocrat. We also encourage our supporters to vote APA where APA fields its own candidates for parliament.