The MDC Alliance has once more attacked the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) for lack of integrity and allegedly presiding over a flawed pre-election process which will give rise to an illegitimate election.
Addressing journalists at the Morgan Tsvangirai House in Harare today, MDC Alliance President, Nelson Chamisa said unless their seven concerns on the ballot paper and voters roll were addressed there will be no election.
Chamisa said they have engaged diplomats over their concerns and will soon be going on a regional offensive to have their issues addressed.
He said they will be approaching the SADC and AU to preside over the 2018 elections.
Chamisa attacked the integrity of ZEC and impugned that the commission was tainted and towing to the whims of the ruling party and as has become his trademark, threatened there will be no election unless the alliance’s demands are met.
Ironically, the MDC Alliance leader turned otherwise to say they are fully prepared for this election, having conducted 49 rallies throughout the country, but said they had resolved that seven issues must be dealt with prior to the pending election among them: the halting of the ballot designing, printing and storage and distribution until an agreement by stakeholders.
Meanwhile, ZEC was swift to respond to attack, calling on the 65 political parties to dialogue and come up with a common position on their issues which will be dealt with.
ZEC Chairperson, Priscilla Chigumba said demands by political parties concerning the elections are resolved through the multiparty liaison committee.
She added that the perception that ZEC is a conduit for rigging polls is misplaced as the elections mother body will simply follow the legal provisions in dealing with the polls.