Prominent Bulawayo lawyer, Kucaca Phulu is tipped to win the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) deputy presidency, which fell vacant when Samuel Sipepa Nkomo defected to the Joice Mujuru-led ZimPF.
Source: Phulu tipped to replace Sipepa Nkomo – NewsDay Zimbabwe November 25, 2016
BY SILAS NKALA
PDP’s Bulawayo provincial executive was expected to sit yesterday to nominate candidates for vacant positions, which will be contested during the party’s policy conference in Harare tomorrow.
Bulawayo spokesperson, Edwin Ndlovu confirmed the nomination of candidates was done yesterday, but declined to comment on the names being touted as top contenders.
“We are conducting the nominations and I cannot give the names of the nominees now, as we will know tomorrow (today),” he said.
But PDP sources insisted Phulu was a shoo-in to deputise Tendai Biti.
“As for the vice-presidency, Phulu is the favourite to land the position after more than half of the provinces nominated him and Bulawayo is likely to do the same,” a source said.
The sources also said former Bulawayo mayor, Patrick Thaba Moyo was also likely to be nominated for the position of vice-chairman, which was vacated by Watchy Sibanda.
Moyo will face competition from Petros Mukwena, while Sengezo Tshabangu and Dumiso Matshazi will battle it out for the deputy organiser post.
Wilstuff Sitemere will face off with Harrison Mudzuri for the post of deputy secretary-general.
Ndlovu called on delegates to nominate their choices in a cordial manner, without having to soil the reputation of others.