ZANU PF releases election roadmap 

by | Jan 13, 2022 | Politics | 0 comments

 

 

Hosia Mviringi

 

The ruling ZANU PF party says it is not leaving anything to chance, as the country approaches yet another elections season with by-elections scheduled for March 26.

In a press statement, released by the party’s Commissariat department Zanu Pf said they are taking the polls serious and expect nothing short of victory.

“ZANU PF is taking this election seriously and is expecting nothing short of outright victory in both National Assembly and Local Authority by-elections,” said National Political Commissar Mike Bimha.

The party has set January 12 – 14 for submission of Curriculum Vitae to Provincial Chairpersons by aspiring candidates for Local government and National Assembly.

The CVs of prospective candidates will be submitted to the Commissariat on January 15, 2022 for vetting and consideration.

Successful candidates will be announced on January 18, 2022 after a thorough vetting exercise which include background checks by the security system.

The party’s decisive Primary elections will be held on January 20, 2022 to choose representatives to the crucial by-elections.

Only successful candidates whose names would have been announced on the 18th will get a chance to participate in the Primary elections.

ZANU PF conducts strict vetting exercises before any competitive poll to pick the best candidate available who will carry the party’s hopes and aspirations into the elections.

Some of the attributes to be considered include loyalty to the party ideology, principles, national ethos and values and consistency in prior leadership positions.

On January 14, 2022, the Commissariat will convene a major preparatory meeting at its Party Headquarters in Harare which will get the ball rolling for major election mobilisation activities.

The party has invited all Provincial Chairpersons from the Main Wing, Women’s League, Youth League, Provincial Political Commissars, Secretaries for Security and representatives of all affiliates.

The roadmap provides guidelines to both aspiring candidates and general membership and acts as a clarion call to all members to prepare for the upcoming electoral activities in which all members are expected and encouraged to participate fully.

 

Some of the critical preparatory activities include ensuring that all members are registered as voters in their respective constituencies and that they possess the necessary identity documentation so that they are not turned away in voting day.