2023 ELECTIONS: Chaos and confusion reigns as CCC fails to get nominations right


The ragtag opposition Citizens Coalition for Change has hit a major snag in its nomination process, fielding double candidates in over 20 constituencies. The party, led by Nelson Chamisa, has been thrown into disarray after nomination details were kept secret between a select few insiders, according to sources.

CCC blundered foolishly in key areas like Harare and Bulawayo, causing headaches for election officials as candidates presented incomplete or invalid nomination papers. ZEC officials were left scrambling to help CCC wannabe MPs fix their nomination failures, clearly showing the ineptitude of the opposition’s process.

While Zanu PF officially submitted candidates for all 210 parliament seats, their historic rival struggled just to get the basics right. At least 15 seats in Harare alone saw CCC doubles, along with 3 in Bulawayo, exposing shambolic decision-making at the highest levels of the party.

Senior CCC members have voiced anger at the opaque process run by Nelson Chamisa and his inner circle, which prioritized “favours over fairness” and led to disputes and disqualifications. The corrupt and clandestine selection of candidates, insiders say, should come as no sh0ck to Zimbabweans who have seen CCC marred by chaos since its inception.

While Zanu PF is on track and ready for the August elections, the opposition coalition seems doomed from the start, falling at the first hurdle of candidate nominations. Election officials say they bent over backwards to help the confused CCC crew submit their fatally flawed nomination forms. Zanu PF would have easily won dozens of uncontested seats if they had followed the rules.

But even with generous leeway, CCC still ended up filing DOUBLE candidates in 20 constituencies. It looks like Nelson Chamisa and his gang are all over the place – except where they need to be to effectively challenge Zanu PF.

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