CCC’s CISP a huge flop

Staff Reporter

Political Analysts have described Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) Candidate Independent Selection Process (CISP) as a total flop as Matabeleland North, Mashonaland West and Manicaland Provinces have called for reruns.

According to a source within that party’s CISP, the selection process has been marred by impositions and bribery making it a flop from the onset, and hence the constant re-runs in different provinces.

“The re-runs were very important as some of the party’s councillors and MPs had turned rogue to such an extent that they wanted to corrupt their way to nomination, some even succeeded.  Indications from that chaotic candidate validation process also pointed at Chamisa as also playing a part in ensuring that certain candidates got nominated for his own malicious reasons,” said Mr Chaki

According to political analyst, Terrence Chipwanya, the Candidate Selection Process (CSP) had been a huge flop from the onset as it denied the people their democratic right to freely choose their representatives. 

“The lack of party structures within that party denied them a chance to conduct primary elections and exposed them to impositions and vote buying, making the whole process a flop,” said Chipwanya.

Again Chaki confided that CCC’s interim organizing secretary, Amos Chibaya, reached out to a party member identified as Itayi Musaka informing him about the candidate validation re-runs for MPs in Headlands and Makoni West.

“Chibaya called one of the candidates notifying him of the re-runs particularly stating that the people of Headlands and Makoni West had expressed displeasure in how the validation process was conducted, further threatening that if that party’s CSP does not conduct re-runs, the members would boycott the elections,” said Mr Chaki

Moreover, CCC has conducted candidate validation process re-runs for Members of Parliament (MPs) in Hwange West, Chinhoyi, Headlands and Makoni Constituencies after accusations that some incumbent councilors and MPs from that party had doled out money to communities so they could be re-nominated.