MDC Alliance secretary general, Mr Douglas Mwonzora has said he withdrew from the presidential election race because the playing field was not even, he has hinted on doping the Secretary General’s post.

Asked why he announced that he would contest the post of the secretary general, Mr Mwonzora said the statement was based on his desire to respect those who had nominated him to that post.

This, he said, had seen him withdrawing from the race.

“I am no longer able to continue participating in the current congress. I have raised my concerns to the chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission, ZCTU led by Mr Japhet Moyo but nothing was done. I therefore had to withdraw because I do not wish to see the party divided,” said Mr Mwonzora.

“I cannot continue participating in the congress under the present circumstances if the concerns I have raised remained unresolved.”

Pressed to divulge the concerns he had raised Mr Mwonzora referred questions to Mr Moyo.

“There are internal but there are a number of concerns that I raised but were not addressed,” he said.

When contacted for comment, Mr Moyo confirmed receiving the letter from Mr Mwonzora but said the committee had not yet sat to deliberate on them.