BY OWN CORRESPONDENT.

Harare, Zimbabwe. (News Of The South) – Opposition leader Dr Noah Manyika who is vying for the presidency in the next year’s polls has claimed that being the country’s next leader is not his top priority but contributing towards an engaged citizen will be an achievement.

The USA-based politician who fronts Build Zimbabwe Alliance said he has been involved in the civic process for quite a long time and is very much interested in increasing citizens participation in political processes.

He was speaking at an event that was organized by OpenParlyZW in the capital recently.

“I think this will surprise many of you here. Winning the presidency is not going to be a thing for me but making an engaged citizenry will be the biggest achievement, ”he said.

Dr Manyika said he believes in the building of an indigenous economy and does not buy in the idea of more Foreign Direct Investments(FDIs).

“I know some will have there own reservations regarding this assertion but I believe every economy powerhouses have made it through building a vibrant domestic economy which can then be implemented by FDIs,” explained Dr Manyika.

On the issue of a coalition, Build Zimbabwe Alliance leader said there is the need to come up with a winning coalition.

“I believe in a coalition but differ on the process of coming up with one that will be voted overwhelmingly by the majority,” Dr Manyika advised.

According to the opposition leader the party is going around the rural areas and mobilizing voters ahead of the 2018 elections. Build Zimbabwe Alliance has already set up structures in some of the country’s provinces and is committed to reach out to all the 10 provinces .

Dr Manyika joins a number of opposition leaders who have shown their interest in contesting for the highest office and he was quick to dismiss the rumours that he is going to split the votes saying as it stands like the voters belong to anyone.


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