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Ziara ya Kumnadi Vincent Josephat Nyerere -Jimbo La Musoma Mjini

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Ziara ya Kumnadi Vincent Josephat Nyerere -Jimbo La Musoma Mjini

Katika Kata ya Nyamatare, Jimbo La Musoma Mjini

Tarehe:13-10-2010

 

Nikimnadi Vincent J. Nyerere mbele ya wananchi wake wa MUSOMA MJINI

Vincent Nyerere akihutubia wananchi wake

Wananchi walijitokeza

 

Mazungumzo kabla ya mkutano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by zittokabwe

October 14, 2010 at 1:25 AM

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  1. Well done Zitto, it’s time you go round other constituencies as well. Target CCM strongholds to change the political wind at the eleventh hour

    Patty Magubira

    October 14, 2010 at 4:07 PM

  2. Tanzania must avoid Kenya-like election fiasco
    Thursday, 14th October, 2010 E-mail article Print article

    By Jerry Okungu

    THREE different newspapers published in Dar-es-Salaam cannot be wrong especially if one of them, the oldest, belongs to the CCM. They are all saying more-or-less the same thing; that there is uncertainty and anxiety in the air.

    They are all expressing fear that Tanzania’s elections might be rigged in favour of the ruling party based on the mood in the country that seems to be craving for regime change in the land of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere.

    Signs that all is not well are clearly brought out in the latest opinion results conducted by Research and Education in Democracy in Tanzania, a state-owned research centre housed at the University of Dar-es-Salaam.

    In the run-up to the Kenyan elections in 2007, we had a similar scenario where opinion polls became the centre of vicious debates, claims and counter-claims of doctored results depending on who or which party was favoured or dismissed by the polls. Whenever an opinion poll favoured PNU, other parties and their supporters dismissed it as cooked. On the other hand, if another pollster published results that favoured ODM, other players routinely dismissed it as bogus.

    On the other hand, the Kenyan public were routinely treated to a measure of the popularity of presidential candidates and their parties through the sizes of their rallies that at times were beamed live on local television stations. Therefore if the polls did not reflect what the masses saw on TV, they always disputed such results.

    Claims of pre-planned rigging of results as already alluded to by Wilbroad Slaa were typical in Kenya just months before the elections. Plans to use the Police and the provincial administration to be election monitors for PNU the ruling party were equally on the cards. It was these strange developments, coupled with public pronouncements that PNU would not concede defeat that led ODM to announce very early that the party would only accept defeat if the elections were free and fair.

    On the other hand, if the results were rigged, the party would mobilise its huge following countrywide for mass action to protest the results. Looking at the Tanzanian election campaigns this year, there are signs that the country is reading from Kenya’s script. If already, a CCM high ranking official has declared that Wilbroad Slaa will not be the fifth Tanzanian president, it must be because there is something he knows about the election outcome that other Tanzanians are not privy to. On the other hand, the intervention of the military chiefs to warn Tanzanians against causing chaos must have sent chills down the spines of many people in that country. Ordinarily, the military in Tanzania, just like in Kenya, are supposed to be apolitical in such circumstances. To meddle in the political arena at such sensitive moments can only remind us of the Zimbabwe scenario where prior to the elections, the military came out to announce that they would not mount a military guard for anybody other than Robert Mugabe!

    In East Africa, Tanzania has had the best history of political stability despite its population being highly politicised. For this reason, it has earned the respect of many international organisations because of its peaceful political transitions. In fact it is only in Tanzania where we would have had four retired former heads of state had Mwalimu Nyerere not passed on suddenly in 1979. Regime change like we have had in Kenya and Ghana in the recent past is not something easy to achieve in Africa especially if a whole ruling political party has to be thrown out of power.

    In Tanzania’s case, the task is
    even more daunting because CCM is the party that ushered in independence 49 years ago and many Tanzanians born after independence now nearing their 50s have grown up knowing only the ruling CCM.

    In 2000, Ghanaians resolved that Jerry Rawlings’ party had to leave power after two decades. They gave power to John Kufuor’s opposition party. Eight years later, Ghanaians made another about turn and returned power to Jerry Rawlings’ party by electing Atta Mills in 2008 as Ghana’s new president. Such regime change can only take place once multiparty politics, democratic governance and political maturity has taken root in society.

    In Kenya, the only time we effected regime change was in 2002 when the nation overwhelmingly voted KANU out of power after ruling the country for 40 years. Had the opposition parties not resolved to work together, perhaps this feat would not have been realised.

    As we wait to see the outcome of Tanzania’s results on October 31, a few facts must be driven home for our brothers and sisters. They must be reminded that Tanzania is bigger than Jakaya Kikwete or Wilbroad Slaa.

    If it is the will of the people of Tanzania to return Kikwete to power through majority vote, so be it. However, if the same Tanzanians decide that the moment for regime change is now; their decision must be respected by those in power including the armed forces. As an East African, I need a peaceful and prosperous Tanzania; not a chaotic one.

    jerry@jerryokungu.com

    albdala

    October 15, 2010 at 1:00 PM

  3. Mzee,
    Tuwekee hiyo article ambayo Waganda wameiandika kwenye gazeti la serikali la New vision.

    albdala

    October 15, 2010 at 1:01 PM

  4. 1. Mjizatiti kuzilinda hizo kura Manaake “Wapinzani” wenu wanadola.
    2. Waambieni wanaCCM kuwa saa ya ukombozi ni sasa, CHADEMA inashindana kuondoa kansa ya uongozi iliolelewa na viongozi wa sasa hivi wa CCM sio wanachama kama hao wanaowasikiliza kwenye mikutano.
    3. Ikiwezekana toeni mifano–hapa mtakuwa mmetoa elimu ya uraia ambayo ni duni kwa nchi kama ya Tanzania. Kumbuka wakati wa chama kimoja tulifundisha siasa ya CCM na wengi wa wazee ndio hio siasa wanaifahamu. Toeni mifano hata mkifananisha na jinsi waUS walivyoungana na kumchagua Obama kuleta mabadiliko na kuondokana na kansa ilosababisha na chama kilichoshika hatamu za uongozi wakati huo.
    4. Mkichukua nchi (Mungu Mkubwa) kazi ya kwanza iwe kurekebisha KATIBA

    Gold

    October 16, 2010 at 6:52 AM


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