- And the party says it would hold a national convention to elect a presidential candidate and other party officials in line with the constitution.
By KETRA KALUNGA
WE are going to participate in the elections at all levels and will also field a candidate at presidential level, the Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) party has said.
And the party says it would hold a national convention to elect a presidential candidate and other party officials in line with the constitution.
Interim secretary-general, Lacky Mulusa said holding a convention was inevitable because the party has to elect its leader and officials as all its leaders were interim.
Mr. Mulusa said in an interview that as a party that respects the law, it would hold its convention because the constitution was clear on the matter.
“We are going to the congress to elect the presidential candidate and the rest of office bearers because the 2016 constitution says political parties should go to a congress before a general election so there is no escaping that,” he said.
And Mr. Mulusa said the MDC promises to bring competence and good character in the political arena.
He added that the party would bring on board servant-like leadership and would appoint people to positions in the party based on merit. “So for us, bootlicking will not be a basis for qualification, we will make sure that there is a job fit,” said Mr. Mulusa.