The African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape welcomes the appointment of Comrade Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane as the Premier Candidate of the province, a development which we have no doubt will strengthen political stability and usher in a renewed vigour in terms of bringing about a better life to all the people of the province.

Not only is Comrade Mabuyane the right candidate for this leadership position, but he also possesses the vision to steer the province to greater heights and improved service delivery – a path that had been steered by his predecessor, Comrade Phumulo Masualle .

The appointment of the Premier Candidate who has been part of the Executive shows the ANC’s commitment to ensuring that there is smooth transition in the province. This testifies to the ANC’s ability to lead and ensure that there is stability in the province. Critically, Comrade Mabuyane will operate as part of a collective of men and women who are tried and tested in championing the cause of our people.

Comrade Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane brings a wealth of experience which became evident in the manner he led the Department of Finance , Economic Development,Environmental Affairs and Tourism just in a short stint in government .

The ANC would like to assure the people of Eastern Cape that the transition will be a seamless one and that there will be policy continuity. The ANC calls on all the social partners, including business, labour, civil society and other community-based organisations to lend the incoming leadership, to be led by Comrade Oscar Mabuyane the same level of support that has become the hallmark of the relationship that the ANC Provincial government enjoys with all sectors of our society.

We have no doubt that, working together; we can fast-track our efforts in dealing with the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality in the province. Our province today is a better place than it was in 1994.

The ANC has no doubt that the good work we have witnessed in Province , both at the level of the ANC and Government, will continue as we take to another level our quest to create a better life for all South Africans and grow South Africa.

Issued by:
Cde Lulama Ngcukayitobi
ANC Eastern Cape Provincial Secretary

ANC Media & Liaison Officer
Judy Mpetsheni
Mobile No: 0636878267/0731176194

Gift Ngqondi
Head of Communications
Mobile No:0848439706/0849519924

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