Mobilise voters, candidates told

Staff Reporter

ZANU PF Harare provincial leadership has challenged aspiring candidates to remain dedicated on mobilising votes for a landslide victory in the forthcoming Harmonised General Elections.

Speaking during a coordination meeting over the weekend, ZANU PF Chairperson for Harare Province, Cde Godwills Masimirembwa, challenged over 600 aspiring candidates who attended the meeting to remain focused on voter mobilisation for the general elections to ensure a landslide victory.

“We are here to speak to the candidates because we realised that the ultimate goal is to win the general elections and so we should not lose focus. It is important that candidates continue with the mobilisation drive because after the primary elections, we want our party to be victorious in the general elections.

 “What we are seeing here is a sign that ZANU PF is a democratic party as we have more than 600 aspiring candidates who are present. Everyone who submitted their CV and was successful is given a chance to participate,” said Masimirembwa.

Additionally, Cde Masimirembwa urged aspiring candidates to get party members registered to vote.

“We now want you to get people registered to vote because we have seen that the majority of people, starting from cell level, have not yet registered. We are giving you a mandate to get people registered, each one of you should register at least 50 people before the registration closes,” he said.

Meanwhile, ZANU PF Treasurer-General, Cde Patrick Chinamasa, said the response from aspiring candidates had caught the party’s leadership off-guard. He said the record-high CVs submitted by candidates was testament of the revolutionary party’s vibrancy.

“It is a mammoth task that caught everyone in the leadership by surprise, which is why we had to postpone the primary elections. However, as the party’s leadership, we are happy we received such an overwhelming response from our people,” said Cde Chinamasa.