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Frelimo President Filipe Nyusi has urged the social structures and organisations of Mozambique’s ruling party, especially at grassroots level, to be proactive in mobilising activists and the general population to attend registration centres in order to be able to fully participate in the 15 October elections. The electoral census started on 15 April and ends on 30 May.
Nyusi launched his appeal the town of Massinga in the southern province of Inhambane on Friday during a meeting with activists and party leaders.
At the well-attended event and in the presence of leaders of the provincial, district, circle and cell committees, as well as central level cadres accompanying him, Nyusi stressed the need to strengthen unity, cohesion and, above all, alignment with the common objective of all members of Frelimo: “to win the October 15 elections”.
“We have to make sure that we are all united, cohesive and aligned around a single objective: to win the elections, and to win comfortably,” he said.
Referring to official party figures indicating the existence of four million members, Nyusi argued that if all these were to vote, there was no reason for the party not to win comfortably.
According to the party’s First Secretary, Dinis Vilanculos, there are 379,000 Frelimo members in Inhambane province alone, of whom 111,475 have so far registered to vote. In total, the province has already registered 188,234 potential voters, against the target of 478,023.
“With figures like these, we are sure that Frelimo will be victorious in Inhambane,” the president of the party said, reiterating the need for all members to be involved in this campaign to mobilise potential voters to register and vote Frelimo.
President Nyusi said he would soon start the internal elections phase, which should prove a unique opportunity for strengthening democracy within the party, and choosing the best among the best.
“Our mission is ‘to be better at serving the people better’. The people expect Frelimo to present a clear plan,” Nyusi said.
Nyusi said the mobilisation movement should be reflected in all districts, where grassroots organisations were key to its success, since they are the ones who know the reality of communities.
“It is the cell that wins new members. The number of members should always be increasing,” Nyusi said. The time was now not so much for speaking, but for working on the ground for victory, he added.
Source: AIM Moçambique
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