THE Zanu PF Mashonaland East interim provincial executive has summoned all its nine primary election candidates to a meeting today to apprise them of the selection criteria as jostling for the Hwedza North constituency by-election hots up.
by Jairos Saunyama
The seat fell vacant following the death of incumbent MP Simon Musanhu in January this year.
The party plans to hold its primary elections next Wednesday ahead of the by-election set for May 15.
Interim chairperson Aeneas Chigwedere told NewsDay yesterday that the meeting would be held in Hwedza.
“We are going to Hwedza tomorrow (today) where we shall hold a meeting at Hwedza Country Club that is going to be attended by all candidates. We are not meeting only the candidates, but the whole leadership. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the candidates about the qualifications and selection criteria. Some who have already been campaigning do not meet the qualifications,” Chigwedere said.
“The primary elections are going to be held next Wednesday before the nomination court sits on March 16.
“So far, we still have nine candidates who have shown interest in contesting for the seat, but by tomorrow, I am sure the number will rise to 12.”
Chigwedere, however, declined to disclose the names of aspiring candidates although sources said Apolonia Munzverengi, Fanny Chigwedere and Anthony Parehwa had submitted their CVs for consideration.