Statement by Senator David Coltart regarding his nomination to stand for election to the Bulawayo East House of Assembly seat
The first step in seeking re-election took place day. My nomination papers to stand for the House of Assembly in the Bulawayo East Constituency were filed and accepted in the nomination court this morning.
Whilst I would have preferred personally to remain in the Senate I understood the logic of the decision and hence agreed to stand in the House of Assembly.
I am under no illusions about the challenge which awaits me. The MDC lost the Bulawayo East House of Assembly seat to the MDC T by a margin of about 1000 votes in 2008 so there is considerable work to be done if the seat is to be secured.
Fortunately I have a superb team which has stepped forward to assist me again and my campaign will begin in earnest this weekend. If any residents of Bulawayo East would like me to address a house meeting or discuss any issue with me please contact me either through Facebook, Twitter or on 0771288558.