2ndVP warns CCM leadership aspirants

ZANZIBAR: ZANZIBAR Second Vice President, Mr Hemed Suleiman Abdullah, has warned political leadership hopefuls who apparently have started campaigning ahead of Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) intra-party election campaigns that they risk being disqualified.

The VP, who is also CCM Patron for Tanga Region, said the party has its rules and regulations and they should be adhered to.

He was responding to earlier concerns by the Tanga Regional Commissioner, Mr Waziri Kindamba, who promised to follow them up and report them to appropriate authorities.

He said it has come to the party’s attention that there were hopefuls who began to market themselves in a bid to get elected in next year’s CCM elections and the General Elections in 2025.

He said the party would not allow such a trend and it would deal seriously with such elements.

“Members of Parliament and Councilors are still in power in those constituencies and wards. Let them work in peace. Wait for the right time instead of creating disturbances. The party would not allow this,” he said.

The Isles 2nd VP also expressed dissatisfaction with the pace of political works being done by leaders in Mkinga District, saying they must increase the speed and be more close to the people.

“When you see me saying this you must understand that I know there is a problem. Political work means that leaders must work closely with people, listening to their problems and give the solutions,” Mr Abdullah said.

The Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, who is also Mkinga legislator Mr Dunstan Kitandula, said the government has prepared comprehensive plans for dealing with elephant invasion which among others, involve educating public and training youths in affected areas on how to head off these elephants.

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