In an interview, Zanu-PF National Elections Commission (NEC) chairperson Retired Lieutenant-General Engelbert Rugeje said the party’s primary elections ended officially on 6 PM yesterday.
Rugeje said those who have grievances should raise issues with the Provincial Elections Commissioner and they will be addressed. He added that vetting of results will be held at headquarters before they announce the names of successful candidates to the public. Said Rugeje:
The exercise we extended officially ends today (yesterday) at 6pm. Most provinces are through with voting. Of course, there are some few areas which might have issues, but it cannot be an endless process. We will first receive the results and make a review looking at those with appeals. We will consider all appeals. We are winding up business today (yesterday) and there has been remarkable progress in all the provinces. Of course, we have challenges in some areas where ballot papers were not delivered on time and some are saying their names were not on the ballot papers as candidates, while some were saying their names were not appearing on the cell registers. We have put in place corrective measures to deal with those anomalies. After finishing all the processes, I will invite the media to announce the names of successful candidates officially. I can’t give you a date, but that will eventually happen, but first there are some stages we have to go through.
Watch the video of Rugeje below courtesy of Anesu Masamvu:
#ZANUPF PC Rtd Lt Gen Engelbert Rugeje says Primary Elections close today at 6PM
-If any has grievances, raise issues with Provincial Elections Commissioner and they will be addressed.
– Vetting of results at party HQ tomorrow.@ZiFMNews @ZimMediaReview @263Chat pic.twitter.com/VCuQAMZ6X3
— Anesu Masamvu (@Anesu0610) April 30, 2018