Campaign to revive support for party in Bay a race against time
Electing new branch leaders, holding annual meetings and memorial lectures are set to revive the spirit of activism in Nelson Mandela Bay. These are some of the ways the interim ANC leadership plans to rebuild the ailing party in the metro.
It kicked off its month-long campaign yesterday after agreeing with the provincial leadership on Friday on how best to win back the hearts and minds of Bay residents.
According to ANC provincial deputy chairman Sakhumzi Somyo, who together with premier Phumulo Masualle met branches in New Brighton on Friday, the ANC is mindful that it is in a race against time.
Next year’s municipal election will be the first unpredictable poll since democracy.
“There is an urgent need to stabilise the organisation in the Nelson Mandela Bay region and we are confident the programme of action will do that,” Somyo said.
The ANC believes its consistent decline in electoral support is partly as a result of its dysfunctional branches where its credibility has been eroded the most.
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