The new party has retained most of our assets ,I am not their mother. I will not advise them
By Staff Writer
NEWLY formed Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) political outfit is not a big threat to our traditional on brand and we are very optimistic that we will teach them a lesson with lasting impressions in the forthcoming elections, MDC-Alliance leader, Douglas Mwonzora has said.
The remarks come against a backdrop where rival opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa last week abandoned the MDC-Alliance brand and moved to form a new political outfit, CCC after years of long standing legal battles which saw the courts ruling against the former’s legitimacy to lead the party following the death of Morgan Tsvangirai’s party.
But quizzed by The Humanitarian Post Monday on the implications of the CCC brand on MDC-A ahead of the March 26 by-elections , Mwonzora said the new party will not make him “lose sleep”.
“No. They are not even a threat. In fact, they have a right to form political parties.On our part we are running our programs smoothly and we are ready to teach them a lesson when we win the March 26 by elections,” he said.
The MDC leader also blamed Chamisa’s CCC party for fielding recalled MPs who still belong to his party.
“The new party has retained most of our assets, remember the recalled MPs even have court cases pending before the courts in which they insist on being MDC-Alliance members,” he said.
Asked on what the party is going to do to redress that anomaly, Mwonzora declined to share his plans.
“I am not their mother. I will not advise them on what actions to take. All I am saying is that such double standards may create future problems,”he added.