“MDC Alliance Gweru Congress Leadership Now In Charge Of CCC”

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"MDC Alliance Gweru Congress Leadership Now In Charge Of CCC"

Africa-Press – Zimbabwe. The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) Communications Department has said national leadership elected at the Gweru National Congress under the then MDC Alliance will take charge of the party following party leader Nelson Chamisa’s sudden resignation on Thursday, 24 January.

45-year-old Christian pastor and lawyer quit the party saying it had been “contaminated” and “hijacked” by the ZANU PF-led government.

In a statement issued following Chamisa’s resignation, CCC said National, Provincial, District, Ward and Branch Executive committees elected leading to the May 2019 Gweru Congress will remain in place. Reads the statement:

Today, 24th January 2024, Advocate Nelson Chamisa issued a statement whose essence was that he had ceased to be the President of the Citizens Coalition for Change party.

Following President Chamisa’s statement, the Party Leadership elected at the Gweru Congress convened an emergency meeting to consider both the contents of President Chamisa’s statement and its immediate implications.
It is important to remember that, President Chamisa was elected unopposed at the Gweru National Congress in May 2019.

His leadership and Presidency of the party have never been in dispute or contestation. Until his today’s statement, he was the undisputed President of the party.

The Party leadership resolved that power and authority will collectively reside in the national leadership elected at the Gweru National Congress.

The Leadership further reaffirmed the authority of National, Provincial, District, Ward and Branch Executive committees elected leading to the May 2019 Gweru Congress.

The Leader of Opposition in Parliament.

The leadership also resolved to lead a process to engage President Chamisa in a deliberate and determined manner in an effort to resolve some issues raised by Advocate Nelson Chamisa in his statement.

The Leadership further resolved that another leadership meeting will be convened as a matter of urgency and further announcements will be made after that meeting.

It is important that all party deployees in various positions of responsibility must continue executing their mandates whilst the leadership seeks ways to resolve the current issues.

The general membership of the party is also called upon to jealously guard and defend the unity and cohesion of the party, and to do all that will enhance the standing of the party.

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