The Witty MDC-Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has made power sharing deal with party’s secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora and one of his vice presidents Elias Mudzuri on the hand so that both do not contest him for the presidency at their next congress.

The deals are such that Chamisa will guarantee Mudzuri retains his vice president’s post and Mwonzora settles for the secretary-general post with both rallying behind him.

Both Mudzuri and Mwonzora were potential challengers who may have given in because of a possible backlash from some of Chamisa’s militant lieutenants.

Political analyst MacDonald Lewanika, while he is not sure of the credibility of these backroom deals, he believes it is not a bad thing afterall.

“Democracy is not just about contest it is also about comprise and accommodation, and carrying everyone along. This way the MDC preserves its best and brightest in leadership after all leadership is not about positions it is about the disposition of leadership and real leaders can lead from anywhere. At least this way the MDC will have sound leadership at different levels.”

Journalist Stanley Kwenda said while there’s no doubt that Chamisa is the most popular of the three candidates, for the sake of the party, it was a good move for the three to negotiate.

“At the end of the day this will avoid the splits we have seen in the past. Even the two men know that Chamisa has the momentum, so I wouldn’t say they were dribbled but rather they took a decision in the best interest of their party.

“In the end it’s the party that wins and the millions of people who voted Chamisa in the last election.

The sooner they get this congress out of the way the better because they have other important issues to do with such as electoral reforms. 2023 is not that far, they can’t afford to waste more time,” said Kwenda…