The MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa has resolved to adopt a new name ahead of the 26 March by-elections.
The party’s National Council met on Saturday and made the resolution to abandon the MDC Alliance name after MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora appropriated the MDC brand and all its variants.
NewZimbabwe.com quoted a source as saying the new name will not be revealed before the nomination court. Said the source:
The national council has unanimously resolved to do away with the name MDC-Alliance. The open hand palm will now be replaced by the index finger. The national council has also come up with a new slogan.
It was felt during the meeting the new name should not be revealed before the nomination court.
Everybody was afraid that if the name was made public before the nomination court, the party’s enemies might sponsor their people to register the name of the new party with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) like what has happened to previously suggested names.
Meanwhile, Chamisa called for a press conference for an “important election update” at Bronte Hotel on Monday afternoon.