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Imposition Of Candidates Backfires For CCC

The Nelson Chamisa-led Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC)’s penchant for imposing candidates during elections has backfired after senior party leaders apparently failed to resolve the issue of double candidates in Masvingo Urban, Ward 4.

A delegation led by the party’s Secretary-General, Chalton Hwende failed to persuade one of the two candidates to withdraw from the race ahead of the 26 March by-elections.

Thokozile Muchuchuti and Aleck Tabe both successfully submitted nomination papers to represent CCC in the upcoming polls.

National party leaders went to Masvingo to convince Muchuchuti to withdraw from the race despite her being the first to have her nomination papers signed and filed on 26 January.

Reports suggest that provincial leaders are reportedly backing Muchuchuti who claims she is being victimised “again”.

In 2018, Muchuchuti won the MDC Alliance primaries but was forced to step aside for Godfrey Kurauone. Kurauone is now based in the United States of America.

Muchuchuti told NewZimbabwe.com that she was not going to step aside since the party supporters are telling her not to pave way for Tabe. She said:

I didn’t attend the meeting in Harare because I was told to step down, but I won’t do that.

I will rather go on and contest because it’s not the first time I’m being victimised.

In 2018, I won the primary election and was told to do the same, but this time I won’t pave way for someone who is just new in the party.

On Thursday, all CCC candidates for the upcoming by-elections reportedly met Chamisa in Harare to strategise ahead of the 26 March elections and Muchuchuti avoided the indaba.

Meanwhile, Tabe insisted that he was endorsed by the people and the party leadership. He said:

I have been confirmed as CCC candidate for Ward 4. Out of all the stakeholder consultative processes done on the ground, I was declared the rightful candidate.

If she (Muchuchuti) chooses to defy the party’s position, then the party spokesperson will issue a statement.

More: NewZimbabwe.com

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One Comment on “Imposition Of Candidates Backfires For CCC

  1. Saka kana mazomupa matytoro avamugabe aya commander in wat wat, head of wat wat, president of wat wat, hameno pachivhitori, manje manje tichahwa zanu project, groom your dictator alone, we will come back home hameno kana zvanaka. These guys from mukoma nkosana moyo they must swallow their pride and unite, there is too much lack of governance and unnecessary power struggles, new party too centred on an individual from diaspora we dont see alternative in the move, help clarify to us otherwise dont bother our vote coz its not going to be based on slogan but issues

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