Zimbabwe’s biggest opposition party MDC Alliance has reportedly failed to avail their nomination papers on time as MDC-T supporters refuse to recognize nominees fielded on behalf of the alliance.
With only a day to go before the nomination court sits, MDC-T members and their prospective candidates are reluctant to create space for aspirants from alliance partners.
MDC Alliance spokesperson Prof Ncube said they were still to finalise their list of candidates.
“We are working on the nomination forms as we speak in the hope that we will be able to advance-file them to Zec before the end of day, at least the ones for parliamentary elections,” he said.
“As for the local government elections, the candidates for Parliament are working with local government candidates to make sure all their papers are in order for submission at the relevant local government nomination courts on Thursday.
“All the candidates are there. It is just a question of working on the papers.”
Candidates are lodging their papers with Zec in a pre-nomination exercise to avoid a last minute rush tomorrow.