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Responses To Chamisa's Plan To Address Double Candidate Mix-up

Responses To Chamisa's Plan To Address Double Candidate Mix-up

Nelson Chamisa, the leader of opposition Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC) Saturday said he will personally sign nomination papers for party candidates to avoid the issue of double candidate mix-up.

This year, just weeks after being formed, CCC fielded two candidates in at least two wards, Bulawayo and Masvingo, for the 26 March by-elections, a move that will divide the party’s votes.

Responding to Chamisa’s remarks, renowned author, Tsitsi Dangarembga said:

Alone, or are there co-signatories?

Political Science Professor, Jonathan Moyo, suggested that Chamisa has a mammoth task. Said the exiled former Information minister:

Plus his nomination papers as presidential candidate @nelsonchamisa will sign for: *280 MPs: 210 constituency + 60 pr women & 10 pr youths *80 Senators: 60 pr + 18 chiefs +2 persons with disabilities *110 provincial councilors * 1,958 Ward Councillors *TOTAL: 2,428 CANDIDATES!

NB: The Electoral Act provides for two signatories to countersign nomination papers for election candidates sponsored by, or representing, political parties!

Others said the plan was not thought through as it is centralisation of power which is contrary to the gospel of devolution the party is preaching.

Some said he only meant that his office will preside over the whole process. 

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9 Comments

Muchama 2 months ago

Musauya papindula kuzocambena tovotera Zanu PF isu ndoudzirwa zvekuita vanhu varikufambisa nyika handivaoni here tsarayi nechisisi chenyu


factos 2 months ago

double candidate hazvina basa
all we need to see is Chamisa leading this country.


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 2 months ago

I DO NOT SEE WHERE ALL THESE POLITICAL GURUS MISS THE POINT WHICH CHAMISA WAS SAYING.

I DO NOT THINK THAT CHAMISA NEEDED TO GO INTO NITTY GRITTY OF HOW HE WILL DO IT. TO ANSWER MUZVARE TSITSI DANGAREMBGA, THE LAW REQUIRES TWO SIGNOTORIES, THEREFORE CHAMISA SHALL COOPT OTHERS TO COSIGN THE NOMINATION PAPERS.

THEN MUZVINAFUNDO JONATHAN MOYO SEEMS TO SUGGEST THAT SIGNING 2428 PAPERS IS A TOLL ORDER. SELECTION OF CANDIDATES IS NOT DONE IN A SINGLE DAY, BUT OVER A PERIOD OF DAYS. CHAMISA HAS AN EXECUTIVE WHICH WILL ASSIST HIM.

THEN THERE IS THIS QUESTION OF CENTRALISATION. I DO NOT THINK THAT THERE WILL BE CENTRALISATION AT ALL BECAUSE PROVINCES SHALL NOMINATE AND BRING THEIR NOMINATION PAPERS TO HARARE FOR HIS FINAL X ( SIGNATURE ). THIS MEANS CHAMISA WILL CENTRALIZE HIS X ONLY.

THE TWO POLITICAL GURUS WHO COMMENTED DID NOT GIVE MUCH HELP TO CHAMISA. THEY SHOULD HAVE GIVEN CHAMISA THEIR SUGGESTIONS. CHAMISA NEEDS THEIR HELP BECAUSE THIS IS THE SECOND ELECTION IN WHICH WE ARE ENTERING WITH THIS PROBLEM. IN 2018 MDC ALLIANCE DOUBLED FIELDED IN OVER 15 WARDS/CONSTITUENCIES. THIS TIME AROUND CCC HAS THE SAME PROBLEM IN TWO WARDS, MASVINGO AND BULAWAYO.

[ DO NOT VOTE FOR ZANU PF. DO NOT VOTE FOR MWONZORA. VOTE FOR CCC ].

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


Zvimbazi 2 months ago

YOURS UN-FAITHFUL
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA

Chahototo 2 months ago

Apa wakupinda mubrain dza Nero wangu, akati achazviita ega period, it's up to him to clarify kwete imi ****.

Our Zim 2 months ago

Apa waakufungira Chamisa zvaasinakutsura let's take it as he said it hatiite dambudziko.

Nkust 2 months ago

The reporter of the article below said he will personally sign, some like those popular political commentators said then mdc alliance should decisively deal with double candidates issue now that as ccc he is decisively doing it those popular commentators are complaining, as of how many papers he have to sign two point something is too little maybe scrutinizing the nomination the candidate can be a big job not signature and to say a whole president signing nomination paper for a councilor seems to be stooping low but just think of a whole state president boarding a helicopter to come to chegutu to campaign for a councilor with state resources kkkkkkkkk Jonathan moyo apply your mind carefully here


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2 months ago


CCC 2 months ago

2428 is not a big number



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