simon khaya moyo 13-12-11.jpgZanu PF National Chairman, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo has urged senior members of the party not to usurp the powers of the party’s provincial leadership.

 

The remarks by Ambassador Khaya Moyo come in the wake of the just ended 12th Zanu-PF Annual National People’s Conference held in Bulawayo last week.

The conference passed several resolutions including the one calling for a stoppage to the imposition of candidates in primary elections, as well as favouritism and nepotism.

Such vices have been attributed to voter apathy in the March 2008 elections which led to the current hung parliament and the birth of the inclusive government in the country.

Ambassador Khaya Moyo said the party’s constitution allows the senior members of the party to give advice or guidance to the provincial leaders and not to usurp the authorities’ powers.

 

“The provinces must be allowed to run their affairs. The chairmen themselves and the councils must be free according to the constitution to run their affairs of their provinces. We as Politburo and Central Committee members must refrain from usurping their powers. That is not what we are there for, we are there to advise and to assist the provinces to run smoothly,” said Ambassador Moyo.

At the just ended conference, Zanu PF adopted several resolutions, including the one calling for a stoppage to the imposition of candidates and favouritism, some of the vices that were attributed to the poor showing in the March 2008 elections.

The Annual National People’s Conference, which took place in a candid-free atmosphere has been hailed by many including Zanu PF’s detractors.