A total of 2,104,261 Chama Cha Mapinduzi members have turned out to vie for various positions during the intra party elections.
Making the revelation during the 10th CCM national congress in Dodoma, on Wednesday, CCM Secretary General Daniel Chongolo said that, the party is proud of the big number of members who showed interest to vie for various posts from the grassroots to the national level in the intra- party elections, which started in February this year.
According to Mr Chongolo a total of 1,213,018 members showed interest to vie for various posts within the party and its wings at the grassroots, while 674,624 members contested for various leadership positions at branch levels through its wings.
Elaborating, he noted that a total of 187,873 members showed interest to vie for leadership posts at ward levels in Mainland and Zanzibar, while 24,439 members vied for posts at the district helms.
Adding: “At regional level a total of 1,568 members turned out to vie for youth, women and parents wings positions. At the national level, a total of 2,739 members applied for leadership posts.”
Equally, the CCM Secretary General said that CCM is holding its National Congress, when the country is marking 30 years since the introduction of multiparty system on July 1, 1992.
He noted that currently the country has 19 political parties with permanent registrations.