MAIN opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa has reassured his supporters that the party’s representatives for the upcoming general elections will be selected by members of the community.
Earlier this month, Chamisa said the party was doing away with primary elections as they were divisive, prone to manipulation and not a true reflection of leadership in communities.
Community members will choose their representatives which will then be seconded to CCC’s candidate selection committee for review.
This has invited serious criticism from the public fearing Chamisa will handpick candidates.
However Chamisa posted on Twitter telling his supporters that there will not be any imposition of candidates.
“The candidate selection process and procedures manual aligns with our citizenocracy- citizens at the centre and citizens first. Citizens shall choose the best in terms of integrity,honour, merit, capacity, accountability, accessibility and visibility.
“In line with the request from you the citizens, we are putting emphasis on your participation and choices.
“No imposition of candidates. The power is with you the citizens.Where there are ties between candidates, citizens will be expected to decide on their own the best candidate” Chamisa said.
Meanwhile CCC’s main rival the ruling party Zanu PF held its primary elections this past weekend as the country gears up for the polls.
Zimbabwe is set to hold its general elections in July or August this year.