Welshman In Pole Position, Battle Narrows Down To Biti, Komichi
Founding Secretary General of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Professor Welshman Ncube stands in a pole position to win party vice presidency post in the party’s 5th elective congress slated for this May, political analysts have said.
Professor Ncube is battling for the second top job in the party alongside renowned human rights lawyer Tendai Biti, outgoing vice president Elias Mudzuri and long standing party loyalist Morgen Komichi.
However, it is Ncube, political analyst Vince Musewe has it that regional political dynamics often come into play for any political organization that considers a diversified market.
“Any organization which wishes to represent the interests of society must at least ensure that its leadership reflects the diversity of that society. That will create more traction with its target market. But more importantly, ensure that the leadership takes decisions that are well informed and represent that society. The danger is quality of leadership could then be compromised in trying accommodate regional representation,” Musewe said.
Professor Ncube, who is one of the founding members of the MDC from 1999, broke away from the party in 2005 following a fallout with the party founding father, the late Dr Richard Morgan Tsvangirai on a number of issues.
Regardless of historical briefings, Professor Ncube since his readmission into the party, has spoken with a committed voice underpinned by conviction to change for a new Zimbabwe. This has given him a plus in his quest for the second top job in the party, an insider have said.
“The man is an asset to the party and indeed a solid matured cadre who understands the historical foundation of the MDC. He offers a sound thinking to proffer a new direction for the party in its quest for people’s freedoms in the country,” the source said.
As a man bestowed with a forgiving heart, Tsvangirai before his death in the run up to the 2018 elections opened the door to all MDC prodigal sons to return to the party to wage a democratic war against Zanu PF under a big tent vision coined the MDC Alliance.
The move also saw the return of opposition stalwart and renowned human rights lawyer Tendai Biti, Job Sikhala among others.