UDM disbands Eastern Cape PEC

2016-02-01 11:45
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Johannesburg – The UDM’s local government campaign in the Eastern Cape will not be affected by the disbandment of its provincial executive committee, party leader Bantu Holomisa said on Monday.

The party disbanded its PEC and its OR Tambo regional executive committee on Saturday due to an ongoing spat between the two structures, Holomisa said.

"OR Tambo elected a structure not following procedures and then the PEC, instead of disciplining those people, they went straight to the media and they started to have squabbles in the media.

"Then the national executive committee said the best is for all of you to go away and put in an interim structure in order to stabilise the situation."

The Eastern Cape is the UDM's stronghold.

Last year, the party managed to snag Ward 30 in Nelson Mandela Bay from the ANC during a by-election.

Holomisa on Monday said Bhisho MPL Max Mhlathi had been appointed administrator for the province until an interim structure was put in place.

The provincial council, which included all the UDM's Eastern Cape branches, would nominate the interim structure in mid-February or March once branches had nominated their candidates.

A congress to elect new provincial leaders would only be held after the local government elections.

Holomisa said this would not have a negative effect on the UDM’s election performance.

"Local government is about the participation of the branches in their wards. It has got nothing to do with the PEC, because there are structures.

"Distribution of material will be done from Bhisho through Mr Mhlathi and the interim structure. There is no worry about that."

In the meantime all UDM branches in each municipality of the province were putting electoral task teams together.

Read more on:    udm  |  bantu holomisa  |  east london  |  politics  |  local elections 2016

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