Egypt Dzinemunenzva Plans To Contest 2023 Presidential Election
8 September 2021
Long-time opposition leader Egypt Dzinemunenzva has indicated that he is planning to contest for President in 2023, after failing to do so in 2018.
Dzinemunenzva, who leads the Forces of the Liberation Organisation of African National Party (FLOANP), ended up contesting for the Wedza North Parliamentary seat, which was won by David Musabayana (ZANU PF).
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In an interview with OpenParly, Dzinemunenzva said he failed to run for the presidency in 2018 because some of his party members chickened out at the last minute. This saw him failing to get enough nominations.
He said work is underway to ensure that he contests for President and field as many candidates as possible in various constituencies. Said Dzinemunenzva:
In 2023 I will contest for President. And we will field candidates in many constituencies so that we can win and get into government.
We have already started campaigning for the 2023 elections. In all the 10 provinces we have the targets that we have put in place.
We are fighting to get finances so that we can implement our plans on time so that in 2023 we can have adequate preparation.
Dzinemunenzva also indicated that they are working to see how many seats they will contest for in Parliament and local authorities but will not reveal them for now as he fears that ZANU PF might steal his strategies.
The FLOANP leader said if his party wins the 2023 elections, they have already come up with about 14 issues that they will immediately address, including reforming the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP).