ZANU PF national political commissar Dr. Mike Bimha says provincial executive elections results announced on the 31st of December 2021 were preliminary and those already celebrating should wait for the politburo to confirm the outcome.
Bimha announced preliminary winners on Friday.
All Zanu PF members who were announced as winners in the just ended provincial executive elections will have to wait a bit longer to celebrate or engage into party business until the politburo meets and confirms the results.
Zanu PF national political commissar Dr. Mike Bimha advised all candidates to wait patiently for a confirmation of the results by the Politburo.
In a statement, he warned all party members to stop all activities aimed at celebrating victory or expression of disgruntlement.
“The National Political Commissar hereby issues this categorical directive as earlier indicated during our Press Conference held on 31 of December 2021 releasing provisional results that there are no winners nor losers as yet following the holding of successful Provincial Elections across the nation. As such all members of the party and contestants in the just ended elections must stop all activities aimed at celebrating victory or expression of disgruntlements,”
“It’s not time to celebrate yet, the results we announced were preliminary and only after the result are presented to the politburo which will confirm the final results. We are busy consolidating the outcomes and taking complaints by others so that they will be ironed out. So I urge those who were announced as victors to stop holding any meeting and confirmation of results.’’
The call by Dr. Bimha follows reports that some members who were announced winners in the just ended provincial elections were already popping champagne and outlining their vision before the Politburo siting.
He further stated that the Politiburo will seat and deliberate on the winners in all the ten provinces.
However, the race was tightly contested in Masvingo, Mashonaland Central and Manicaland provinces were rigging allegations were raised in respect of the preliminary results.