#ElectionsZW: Mwonzora is mad to claim that I belong to his MDC-T – Sikhala
MDC Alliance legislator Job Sikhala has lashed out at MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora’s recent controversial remarks that he was a member of the latter’s splinter party.
Last week Mwonzora claimed that he did not recall Sikhala from Parliament because he did not see the affidavit from him denouncing his leadership.
Sikhala who is the MDC Alliance (Nelson Chamisa) deputy chairperson has on several occasions publicly criticized Mwonzora for being a Zanu PF proxy.
He described Mwonzora’s claims as a classic case of a “mad man” pursuing political mileage.
“Mwonzora is a mad man seeking relevance, it is absurd for him to claim that I am part of the MDC-T. This is madness on steroids.
“If he claims that I am a member of the MDC-T on the basis that I did not write an affidavit denouncing his leadership, did the other MDC Alliance MPs he recalled from Parliament write him an affidavit denouncing his leadership, or simply did not recognise his leadership because we are not members of his party.
“I have never been present to any of the MDC-T’s meetings and he knows he cannot recall him because it is beyond his capacity,” said Sikhala.
Sikhala further noted that he would not focus his energies on Mwonzora’s claims because he had other serious matters to focus on as we get into the election season.
Mwonzora and Chamisa both announced that they would contest the upcoming March by-elections under the MDC Alliance banner.
ZEC does not regulate political parties
Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), chairperson Priscilla Chigumba however, recently said when the nomination court sits on January 26 it will accept candidate nominations for March’s by-elections on a “first come first serve” basis concerning the MDC Alliance name row.
Chigumba added that ZEC was not mandated by the electoral act to regulate or register political parties, hence would not respond to letters for clout from political parties.