MDCÂ President, Professor Welshman Ncube says the application filed to the high court by the 13 MDC members seeking to nullify the party recent congress, only reflectsÂ the internal strifeÂ thatÂ is Â being waged by the faction that failed to garner the partyâ€™s supporters.
The 13 members who filed the application include, the ousted party national chairperson, Joubert Mudzumwe, National Council members Tsitsi Dangarebwa, Constantine Chipadza and Morgan Changamire.
They argue that the partyâ€™s national congress was conducted in violation of the constitution.
These members say the one month notice period that was circulated before convening the congress, as well as holding elections under the guidance of the organising secretary, instead of the party chairperson, reflects a breach of the party constitution.
Professor Ncube says it is regrettable that the infighting is creating a crisis instead of finding solutions that will strengthen the party.
He said contrary to the allegations that the notice to convene the congress was made at short notice, the national council met on the 8th of December last year and decided that the congress be conducted on the 8th and 9th of Januray this year.
The MDC President added that the constitution stipulates that the national council should serve a notice at least a month before convening the national congress.
Professor Ncube defended the move to engage the organising secretary to conduct elections saying the national chairperson had refused to conduct the elections.
He added that the responsibility to conduct elections lies with the two.