MDC party “Commissar” Amos Chibaya has warned those who intend to challenge president Nelson Chamisa at the Congress scheduled for later this year that they risk consigning themselves to the political dustbin.
Chibaya, who is the party’s national organising secretary made the remarks on Saturday in Mkoba, Gweru while addressing a feedback meeting in his constituency. Said Chibaya:
We saw on ZBC-TV someone saying MDC must now immediately go for congress and sensationally claiming that Chamisa’s term has expired.
That is cheap propaganda and dirty political grandstanding. I am the owner of all party structures as the organiser. The party president’s term is still on.
Chamisa was born in 1978. That is the same year that Morgan Tsvangirai’s firstborn, Edwin, was born. So, in short, Chamisa is Tsvangirai’s firstborn left to lead the family of the MDC.
In short, once you begin to think that Chamisa must be removed from the helm at the Congress, you should realise that your ancestors have forsaken you and you have lost your senses.
Chamisa is the man of the moment from the grassroots going up and anyone wishing to challenge him will just be throwing themselves in the political dustbin.
There has been widespread speculation that MDC vice president and secretary general, Elias Mudzuri and Douglas Mwonzora respectively, are ready to challenge Chamisa for the presidency.