The Movement for Democratic Change met for 8 hours at the King Solomon’s Hotel in Kwekwe in what was our inaugural standing committee meeting since the 21 April 2018 Extra Ordinary Congress in Bulawayo.
Sierra Leone - Dr. Abass Chernoh Bundu of the ruling Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) has been elected as Speaker of the 5th Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
He went unopposed as members of the main opposition APC were not present in the House to participate or nominate a candidate for the election of the Speaker.
71 out of 76 MP's voted in favor of Dr. Abass C. Bundu from the (SLPP) with 1 invalid vote and 4 MP's abstaining. Meanwhile the election of the Deputy Speaker is still expected.72 out of 76 MP's have voted in Sengehpoh Solomon Thomas of the ruling (SLPP), as Deputy Speaker of the House of Parliament.
NIGERIA - Some members of the Senate have asked that the process to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari be started , for failing to get the approval for the withdrawal of $ 496 m from the Excess Crude Account to purchase military aircraft . Senator Mathew Uroghide , who moved a motion at the plenary on Thursday , specifically urged resident of the Senate , Bukola Saraki , to allow the chamber to invoke Section 143 of the Constitution.
Harare - Chris Mutsvangwa was asked "What do you say to all these accusations about ZANU PF deploying Military" at the Managing Elections Debate.
Mr Mwonzora was asked questions regarding the infighting in MDC-T, and his response was as follows;
Answering Why is the opposition failing to unite? Was it too much to ask for the MDCT to go to congress and decide who represents?
Harare - The rift between Rival factions belonging to Zimbabwe’s biggest opposition political party, Movement for Democratic Change - Tsvangirai (MDC - T ), has widened after a High Court ruled that the two formations can use the same name in campaigning for 2018 elections slated for later this year.
Meanwhile, the ruling ZANU PF with its so-called new dispensation approach is capitalizing on the chaos moving on by inclusion of other ethnic communities and disgruntled opposition supporters.
FINALIZATION OF ELECTORAL LAW REFORM CRITICAL TO CREDIBLE ELECTIONS- ZESN
16 April 2018 – The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) notes with concern delays by the Parliament of Zimbabwe to finalize the process of enacting comprehensive reforms to the Electoral Act in line with constitutional provisions. ZESN calls upon legislators and the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to urgently consider the proposed amendments to the electoral laws as further delays will only serve to jeopardize the credibility of the impending 2018 elections.