By Correspondent|There was drama at an MDC Alliance rally in Mhandamabwe Chivi North Constituency when MDC-T Vice President Elias Mudzuri would not unveil an MDC Alliance candidate opting to present an MDC-T candidate instead.
According to the MDC Alliance coalition agreement the constituency is reserved for the Welshman Ncube led MDC and one George Mutombo was seconded by the party to be the Alliance candidate in the upcoming elections.
Mutombo who attended the rally hoping to be unveiled to the electorate at the rally was pushed away and told he was not the candidate by MDC-T supporters in front of the MDC-T leadership represented by Mudzuri and party Organising Secretary Amos Chibaya.
“It was very humiliating,” said a ZimEye.com witness.
“He was openly told to go away and is not fit to be the candidate as his party has no support in the area,” said the witness.
The MDC was allocated thirty two seats in the MDC Alliance coalition including Chivi North and South Constituencies but the MDC-T structures in the two constituencies have since declared that they will not cede the constituencies to the Alliance partners.
MDC-T National Chairman Morgan Komichi has previously revealed that his party is failing to handle the pressure from party members and structures who are resisting candidates seconded by the Alliance partners.
Komichi conceded to cries from partners that the MDC-T candidates are working on the ground continuing with their campaigns against their collegues from the Alliance partners.
Komichi indicated that the principals are attending to the issue with a hope of getting partners to swap weaker candidates for much favoured MDC-T candidates.
An MDC official who spoke to ZimEye.com on the sidelines of the rally said that the MDC-T candidates were wasting their time as they will not be endorsed as MDC Alliance coalition candidates at next week’s nomination court.
“They are wasting their time,” he said.
“Their papers will not be accepted by the nomination court as the Alliance will not endorse them as MDC Alliance coalition candidates except if they will contest as MDC-T candidates,” he added.
Efforts to get a comment from the MDC Secretary General Miriam Mushayi were not successful at the time of writing.