The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) says it is unfazed by the coming into the political arena of Dr Nkosana Moyo who announced his aspirations to contest as an independent candidate in the 2018 Presidential elections.
Moyo on Thursday added his name to the long list of Presidential aspirants while pouring cold water on any coalition arrangements with other opposition parties led by MDC-T.
In response to Moyo’s remarks, MDC-T spokesperson, Obert Gutu, said the party is big enough to challenge Zanu PF in the 2018 plebiscites without the helping hand of the “new kid on the block.”
“The MDC-T is a tried and tested political party. As you know we have been in existence since 1999 and our position is very clear. We have been fighting for democracy and we will continue to fight our enemy, who is Zanu PF not these new political parties,” said Gutu.
He added that “Although it will be better for the opposition to unite and fight Zanu PF from the same corner, we cannot force anyone to join us. This is a multi-party democracy and Moyo has a right to join or not.”
Gutu said MDC-T is an experienced party that is capable of ousting the Zanu PF adding that his party benefited from its five years in the Government of National Unity hence not worried about the coming in of Dr Moyo.
There is widespread speculation that Moyo’s coming in the political fray will split the opposition vote and give an advantage to the ruling party, Zanu PF.
Addressing journalists in Harare on Thursday, Moyo who will be running under the banner of Alliance for the People’s Agenda (APA) trashed the envisaged coalition saying it is not going to work.
“This coalition thing which the opposition parties have engaged into is not going to work. I do not think that if we mix water and oil we will come up with some usable resource but a total waste of resources.
“This is the same with this coalition thing, it’s not going to work and will never because people who are join that are of different minds,” said Moyo.