By Staff Reporter
Newly elected Zanu PF Kwekwe District Chairperson Moses Thandika has called for unity amongst party supporters before extending an olive branch to losing candidates in the party’s internal polls.
Thandika prevailed after battling it out with former Mbizo legislator Vongai Mupereri in the governing Zanu PF’s District Coordinating Committee (DCC) election held recently.
Mupereri however, disputed the poll results citing electoral irregularities and wrote to the party’s politburo seeking for the vote overturn. However, the party did not consider the petition and instead endorsed the poll out come.
Zanu PF National Spokeperson Patrick Chinamasa who was the Midlands Province poll presiding officer endorsed the polls. Thandika said it was now time to put the DCC election fight behind and work for the party.
“I am happy that people in the party have given me the mandate to lead the district. It means people saw something in me as a leader and invested their confidence in me,” Thandika said.
He however, called on party supporters to be united for the good of the party.
“We have been involved in contestation positions in the party but we must not lose focus of the bigger picture which is what is good for the party. I call upon my fellow cdes in the party whom we were contesting against to bury the hatchet and come on board so that we all work towards the good of the people. No one is bigger than the party. Let us find each other, our vision is to retain electoral dominance come election time, our vision is to have President Emmerson Mnangagwa in office, and all of us are his foot soldiers. The elections were only aimed at administrative purposes of the party on grassroots level but the bigger picture is Zanu PF. I am therefore calling for unity, unity of purpose and not to lose sight of what we are all supposed to do as party cadres,” he said.
This publication tried to get the view of Mupereri but he was not available by the time of publication.
Meanwhile, in other influential positions Cletos Chifana was elected Vice Chairperson ahead of John Mapurazi.
For the Secretary for Administration Post Assum Musa assailed into the district executive uncontested.
For the Secretary for Finance position Kandros Mugabe was elected ahead of Tapiwa Muto.
The district commissariat department will be headed by Alois Chekesa who prevailed ahead of Mahuno. Secretary for Welfare of the disabled and disadvantaged will be headed by Enerst Chipinda who prevailed ahead of Nyamucherera.
In a tightly contested race for the youth affairs post, David Murivha prevailed after battling it out with Dennis Chikwanda.
While the Women Affairs portfolio is going to be headed by Sarudzai Tuhwe who was voted ahead of Aliness Muganhu.
Nago is going to lead the Environment and Tourism portfolio, while Musiiwa is leading Information and Publicity.