MDC-T primary elections now a lottery : Majome

By Pretty Chavango
Harare West legislator Jessie Majome has announced that she will be standing as an independent candidate in a bid to retain her Parliamentary seat in the 2018 general elections.
Addressing journalists at a press conference which comes barely a week following her decision to withdraw from the MDC-T primary elections for Harare West, Majome said she will no longer participate in petty party politics.
“Our party primary elections have turned into a lottery of who has more party cards rather than winning the hearts and minds of Harare westerners. The election criteria on its own is shrouded in mystery to such levels that even district structures who are supposed to run the elections are not in the full picture of them…
My conscience and our principles as Harare westerners cannot allow us to participate in a process that will suffocate our voice in petty party politics. At the national level, our party has suffered electoral injustices, which through my work in Parliament fiercely fought.”
Majome added that her role in the fight for electoral reforms could not allow her to participate in an unfair election and went on to rubbish sentiments that two terms were enough when other MP’s including MDC-T president Honourable Nelson Chamisa had been an MP for four terms.
Majome says she will not be quitting MDC-T but will just campaign and stand in her own right.

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