By Own Correspondent|Extremely disgruntled Welshman Ncube led MDC members have turned against their leader on the move to join the Nelson Chamisa led MDC Alliance coalition following concerns in the seconding of election candidates into the Alliance.
The members who spoke to ZimEye.com on the sidelines of the sitting of the nomination court in Bulawayo on Thursday claimed that they felt rejected by their party leadership.
“Professor Ncube decided he wanted to join the MDC-T for his own good and did so without regard for the rest of us?” said an angry member of the party who was rejected from the list of aspiring local government candidates.
“Throughout the years to the elections we were made to believe that there was an Alliance agreement that included us as members of the party only to be told by the MDC-T that nothing like that existed,” said the member who asked not to be identified.
The MDC members claimed that the senior partner to the coalition, the MDC rejected most of the partners’ candidates for the elections including Senate and House of Assembly candidates indicating that the Alliance agreement never made provisons for the said candidates.
“It’s so sad that President Ncube completely failed to intervene in the situation so much that even District Chairpersons in the MDC-T claimed to be more powerful than him in deciding who was being seconded where from within our members,” claimed the members.
The very disgruntled members claimed that most of their members have since dumped the party and took refuge in the Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T which took them on board at the nomination court and registered them as it’s candidates.
“Its not a secret that a good number of our party’s aspiring candidates immediately registered as candidates under the waiting Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T and some as independents after Ncube failed to accommodate them in the Alliance,” said the member.
“We are going back to the ground to consult our members to see how we are going to rescue the party from going with Ncube,” said the member.
“Ncube has unfortunately turned the party into his personal property and makes decisions without going for congress,” he said.
The members further indicated that they are privy to information that Ncube is intending to enter into an integration agreement with Chamisa after the elections.
“We are aware that there are plans to integrate the party into the MDC-T after elections but following the behaviour of the MDC-T at the nomination courts we are not going to buy into the integration idea,” said the member.
Professor Ncube could not be reached for a comment on the matter.