By ZBC Reporter
THE ruling zanu pf party in Bulawayo has activated its structures as it prepares for by-elections in nine wards following the recall of councillors by the MDC-T.
Speaking during a Zanu PF Bulawayo Provincial Coordinating Committee meeting, provincial political commissar Cde Maidei Mpala revealed that the party will conduct its primary polls next Saturday in preparation for by- elections in nine w atards.
“As we prepare for the by-elections, we as a party will hold our primary elections next Saturday where we expect the local leadership to be the electoral college and make sure that candidates are properly selected and we must also make sure we win, she said.
Zanu pf politburo member Cde Tshinga Dube challenged party members to take the elections seriously to ensure the party wins.
“We must be serious with these elections and choose candidates that have support and will win the elections so we have work to do its not a walk in the park we must work hard and make sure the nine wards come to the party,” he said.
Meanwhile, in line with the 2023 delimitation process, party is encouraging residents to register as voters as they are fears that provinces with fewer registered voters may lose some constituencies.
Meanwhile, with seven parliamentary and 20 council seats vacant in Harare, Zanu PF is further strengthening its presence in the province through holding interactive meetings in various constituencies and wards.
This Saturday, Zanu PF politburo and central committee members held interactive sessions with its members in various wards in Harare to hear their concerns and what they expect from the party.
Zanu PF Harare province interim chairperson Cde Godwills Masimirembwa and Acting Youth League Deputy Secretary Cde Tendai Chirau were in Mabvuku-Tafara constituency.
*We want to hear the people’s concerns and what they expect from the party so that the party emerges victorious and stronger,” they said.
In Kuwadzana, the Zanu PF Provincial Women’s league interim chairperson for Harare Cde Betty Kaseke said the leadership is seeking to strategise on the urban vote.
“We want the people to tell us their concerns so that we work on rectifying our weaknesses and shortcomings because in urban areas we havent been getting many votes of late but that is going to change,” said Cde Kaseke
Zanu PF members commended the interactive sessions saying they facilitate for the growth of the party.
“We appreciate them coming here to talk to us to hear our concerns and what we expect from the party seeing that MDC has failed us as Mabvuku residents.”
The interactive sessions were also held in Sunningdale, Greencroft, Glenview and Zengeza.