MDC ready for free and fair elections

mdc__chThe MDC is the only legitimate party in the country, with a genuine mandate to lead the people of Zimbabwe to a new, democratic and prosperous Zimbabwe. The Peoples Party of Excellence dismisses claims made on Wednesday by the Zanu PF Politburo that the MDC is not ready for elections.

For the record the MDC is ever ready for elections anytime, anywhere. However, unlike the unpopular Zanu PF, the MDC, the people of Zimbabwe, SADC and the AU agree that there should be a clear roadmap to holding of free, fair and uncontested elections.

Furthermore, the holding of elections in Zimbabwe has to be determined by the pace and process of fully implementing the provisions of the Global Political Agreement (GPA), which led to the formation of the inclusive government in 2008.

It is not up to the unpopular and rejected Zanu PF to declare when Zimbabwe can hold its elections without the approval and agreement of the other parties to the GPA, and SADC.

At its Third National Congress in Bulawayo, the MDC acknowledged the strategic importance of the GPA and the transitional government and called for the holding of a credible, legitimate and free election only in terms of a roadmap guaranteed by SADC and the African Union.

The Peoples Party of Excellence, the MDC could never renege on the need for an election in Zimbabwe as it is the only way to ensure legitimate people lead the nation but does not approve of violence as a means to garner votes.Zanu PF should not attempt to score cheap political points over issues that are very clear.

The MDC calls upon the people of Zimbabwe not to be anxious about being ambushed with an election that has no pre-conditions and not in line with the dictates of the GPA. The people of Zimbabwe need change; they need a people centered, real government with credible leaders.

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