GWERU – The millennium generation is key towards ZANU-PF’s quest to win the 2023 elections, speaker of parliament and ZANU PF politburo member Jacob Mudenda told a Midlands Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting on Saturday.
To lure the youths, Mudenda challenged party cadres to think of strategies outside the liberation war mantra in order to relate with the targeted audience.
“As a party we should address the issue of millenniums. Of late, we have been drawing youth audience from college but prediction tells us that this particular audience will constitute more than two million votes in the coming election,” Mudenda said.
“Think of a 15 year old youth and his or her impact in 2023 now. We must also be knowing that this group knows nothing about the war, detentions neither have they been arrested so language and strategy communicable to them is the only way to lure them.
“Let’s bring the millenniums to the party. It’s not the work of the youth league only but everyone here. We need ideas on how we can have them join us. If we lose the more than two million votes we are shaken,” he added.
Ama 2000’s is a moniker given to those born post the year 2000 and has been used to portray the group in both negative and positive aspects considering how they were considered infants two decades ago but have grown to be decision and policy influencers in some however different approach which is mainly drawn from emerging and changing technologies.
Mudenda also mentioned that their influential government posts are even at threat if this group is not seriously considered.
Meanwhile, the PCC also discussed the upcoming District Coordinating Committee (DCC) elections to which the province said they must be held in line with the revolutionary party’s principles and in line with the Goromonzi resolution to bring back the structures that form the basis of the party’s development agenda.