By Staff Reporter
The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has dispelled reports that the movement was struggling to find candidates to represent the party in some parts of the country in preparation for the upcoming general elections.
While addressing journalist in Harare, Thursday party deputy spokesperson Gift Siziba vehemently denied the allegations saying it was an attempt to create an impression that the party was not visible.
“It’s absolutely not true; it’s actually a deliberate attempt to create an impression that the citizens’ movement has not spread its tentacles across the country. We are happy with the overwhelming subscription, and we have even challenged those who say we have failed to find candidates. Give us just a single ward, and we will provide you with the number of candidates to dispel any doubts,” said Siziba
He went on to provide an example to support their claim, highlighting the district of Chimanimani.
“There are more than six candidates that have been nominated there, along with over twenty councilors for the few wards that exist. Our candidates are spread across the country, and they are currently undergoing the vetting process. Once the caucuses are concluded, we will announce the candidates and unequivocally prove that there are no challenges regarding candidates throughout Zimbabwe,” he said
There were reports last week suggesting that the opposition movement had failed to find candidates in some areas amid claims that prospective candidates in the said areas feared for their lives in the run up to the elections.
According to sources the party was finding it difficult to find candidates in remote areas such as Muzarabani, Mudzi and Chimanimani, among other districts.