31 January 2013

Zimbabwe: MDC Is Going to the Elections and Is Ready to Govern

press release

The MDC is ready to win in the upcoming watershed elections because our confidence lies in the people's desire to see a new, better and prosperous Zimbabwe.

The MDC totally dismisses as false, utterances of an election boycott attributed to our Secretary General during a press conference held on Tuesday 29 January 2013 at Harvest House. Hon Biti did not, at any point during his delivery, mention, let alone insinuate the idea of an election boycott by the MDC.

It is unacceptable for the Daily News to misrepresent or distort the statement made by Hon Biti. The statement attributed to Hon Biti to the effect that, "We are not going for polls if these hooligans are the ones still in charge of running the elections." is mischievous and malicious. Whilst we cherish freedom of press, we in the same vain encourage responsible journalism and call upon journalists to verify their facts before publishing.

The MDC takes great exception at the surge of unsubstantiated and negative reportage which is consistent with a deliberate attack on the party's leadership, especially when this comes hot on the heels of another fabricated report just recently, alleging a rift between Hon Biti and the Party's National Organising Secretary, Hon. Chamisa.

To set the record straight, the MDC has always been ready for an election ever since it was launched in 1999. The fact that the MDC has won in all the previous elections, particularly the 2008 ones, indicates the desire by the people of Zimbabwe to see a new and democratic Zimbabwe. It is a pointer that the people want change.

The people of Zimbabwe have embraced the MDC and have placed their hope in the party; hence, whatever the magnitude of the persecution from which ever quarter, the people will vote in their numbers for a new beginning and real transformation which will be brought about by the MDC government.

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