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Agenda 2015: CHADEMA and others must do the right thing now

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by EMT, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. EMT

    EMT JF-Expert Member

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    Whether or not you support my observations, the fact remain that the opposition is divided. As chaiman of CHADEMA admitted last week, having many political parties does not mean being successful politically. And, this is not the first time. It has been so since 1995, I mean in the last 15 years. If doing the same thing over and expecting a different result tantamount to insanity, then the 2015 election will be a turning point for Tanzanians and its opposition parties. If the opposition proceeds to repeat fundamental mistakes of the previous four election cycles, over a period of 15 years, by splintering, then they would prove to all and sundry that they are all insane. And insanity, according to the law, disqualifies persons from standing for office.

    If they, however, decide to do the right thing and unite, as many have called for, then they will be worthy of the privilege to occupy space in public office. But 2015 goes beyond mere occupancy of public office. The next 3 years will be the most crucial period of Tanzania’s political history. It will be a time that will call into question the integrity of political opposition, whereby its unity, utterances of democracy, tolerance, public spiritedness, and even internal governance architecture will be scrutinized. The fact that almost all opposition parties have not had a concrete together meeting in more than two election cycles, signals that there are worries of hypocrisy afoot, whereby the opposition party leaders have ceased to perceive their deception by feigning ignorance at their deceit.

    All these opposition parties have several things in common: none have demonstrated a democratic culture, albeit that, that is their mantra; they have not practiced it, but preach it really well. None have been able to get into office, they think and say they can, but they have not done so. The signs point to an increasing probability that they will never get in unless they shed their lust for individual power and stop embracing the destructive and arrogant attitude of ‘self coronation’. If they continue, then all of them will be left to wonder in the political wilderness, eternally.

    The urgency for the opposition parties in Tanzania to be responsible to all Tanzanians has therefore arrived. Suggestions have been bandied about, on the processes and procedures of a formulation of a party of national unity. Debates have been had, tempers have flared even here at jamii Forums, and passions stirred and yet, there have not been any signs that the clarion call by many Tanzanians for a united opposition will be answered. This is the first hurdle that must be stepped over if the opposition really wants to enter the State House.

    The fact that CHADEMA and other opposition parties are paying lip service to unity, and doing the complete opposite, signals the power lust for leadership even before they’ve reached State House. What will they do, as individuals, when they get there? The time to build a much needed public trust is now. Some of the leaders in political opposition have shown that Tanzania is greater than their own parties, and even themselves. However, the fact is that the political process in Tanzania has deteriorated over the last fifteen years. The statistics tell us that.

    The 2010 election sent a strong message signalling disgust at the bickering. Voter turnout was the lowest in the history of the Republic. All this at the behest of an over bearing and intransigent attitude of leaders who seem desperate to get to the State House as individuals instead of representatives of a people. And the people have seen and responded to this by not voting.

    Tanzania deserves to have a vibrant political landscape where people are given the best possible options in the leadership contest so that the probabilities of better talent in government can be harnessed. But if the quality of choice is few, so will the voters, as demonstrated in the last election. Tanzanians know what they want, even though they are often discrete about it, for various reasons. Given the right choices, at the right time, they will make the right decision. 2015 is, therefore, the time; perhaps the last time for a long time, to ensure that the vibrancy needed to jolt the body politic back to life again is seized upon.

    The call is, therefore, loud, and the message is clear: the opposition must unite, and the leadership issue will not be fought over, or even negotiated away by the few that have refused to live up to their pronouncements of democracy, transparency and good governance.

    We need opposition leaders who heed to the voices of reason, who shout for a united front, who clamour for greater political space, who yearn for a democratic process in choosing a capable leader to carry the flag in 2015. The vote will only count if the candidate can stand up and be counted, and a candidate can only stand if the voter can count on him.

    Can we count on the opposition to unite, embrace the political will and commitment to see this arduous task through and emerge with a single candidate, elected through a transparent manner and endorsed by all? If the opposition cannot unite and organize a primary, for whatever reason, why should the voters put any faith in them winning, let alone running the country?
     
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    But there are only two parties: CCM (multif-facets) and CHADEMA. So, what will the 'unit' bring, a single party?
     
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    Kama ni hivyo, rival parties ambazo Mbowe anaongelea ni vipi? Mbowe urges rival parties to unite
     
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    Kwahiyo mmeamuwa kututenga sisi tusiyojuwa hiyo Lugha yenu? utumwa mwingine huu, kuzungumzia siasa za nyumbani tena muhimu mno kwa Lugha ya wakoloni.
     
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    Bweru JF-Expert Member

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    Already rival parties have united against one Opposition Party (i.e. CHADEMA). Don't you see it?
     
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    Meaning the "rival parties" are likely to win the next election against the so called "one opposition party"?
     
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    EMT JF-Expert Member

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    Hivi kuongea lugha ya mtu mwingine ni utumwa?

    Basi next nitandika kwa kutumia my mother tongue.

    Sijui bado utalalamika tena kwa kukutenga?
     
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    Ninamaanisha umewanyima fursa wengi ya kushiriki hii thread, kuna wanaojuwa kusoma kingereza na kuelewa lakini kuandika hawawezi na spelling ni mgogoro, na hapa wamejaa watu wakubeza wenzao. Thats it.
     
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    Asilimia kubwa wanaochangia thread zilizoandikwa Kiingereza huwa wana comment vitu vya maana, tofauti na zile za Kiswahili ambavu huwa watu wana comment upuuzi na kubeza wenzao na vyama vyao.
     
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    tafsiri ulichoandika kwenda kiswahili ili watu wachangie
     
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    Are the legal frameworks supportive to such possibilities?!?
    Can the so called 'opposition parties' unite under current legal circumstances?

    Let's find answers to these questions; then keep on discussing what are the possibilities.
     
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    Pascal Mayalla JF-Expert Member

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    Mkuu EMT kwanza asante kwa thread hii. Kiukweli hii thread imekwenda shule and it is meant for great thinkers only!. Naelewa sio kosa lako kuandika kwa lugha ya Kiingereza kwa sababu usikute you belong kwa wale wenzetu wanaotumia English 24/7, hivyo even their thinking, they think in Englishi hivyo kwao it's easier kuandika kiingereza!.

    Nachukua kwanza ile English-Swahili dikshenari yangu, nikishasoma na kuelewa, ndipo nitachangia, ila na mimi sijui nichangie kwa lugha ya kikwetu kabisa kwa sababu thats how I use in thinking na kuitiransileti kwa kizungu!.
    Pasco
     
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    Tena wapo wengi sana kama Mulugo akiona si atakimbia!
     
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    English and Swahili are recognized by the state to be official languages in Tanzania, why don't you take this as an opportunity through Jf to improve your english?
     
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    -Ni kazi nzito kuunganisha nguvu na vyama ambavyo tayari kuna mistrust.

    -Opposition na activists tunatakiwa tuelekeze nguvu kwenye marekebisho ya katiba ili kuruhusu vyama kuungan na pia tuwe na tume huru ya uchaguzi na independent ant-Corruption Bureau kuliko katiba mpya

    -The current constitution inafanya vyama vivunjwe ili kufanya muungano kamili.Ili tuwe successfully in forging alliance kama vyama vya siasa Kenya ni lazima turekebishe mapungufu haya na ni obvious CCM hawatataka inahitaji msukumo kutoka nje ya Bunge

    -Ofcourse it's an insanity of the highest order doing the same thing over and over and expect a different result,but under any suspicious circumstances no meaningfully alliance can be forged.We must have confidence in each other in order to intergtate our ideas based on ideological angles.
     
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    Kwamba the current legal framework prevent them from doing the right thing?

    Kama waliungana in the name of UKAWA watashindwa kwenye general election?

    Kama wanashindwa, then itakuwa inatupa picha ya hivi vyama vyama vya upinzani

    Perhaps they are listening au ni upepo tuu?

     
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    EMT JF-Expert Member

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    So, what constitutes UKAWA then?
     
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    Nilikuwa namaanisha hiki

     
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    EMT JF-Expert Member

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    I am not MTM, but EMT, though we are blood related.
     
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    EMT JF-Expert Member

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    How come then Chadema inadai imefikia makubaliano na na vyama vingine kumsimamisha mgombea mmoja katika nafasi ya Urais? Surely, you can't do that with parties you don't trust.

    Perhaps this is what UKAWA is trying to do?

    Was Chadema aware with this walipotangaza kuwa wamefikia makubaliano kumsimamisha mgombea mmoja katika nafasi ya Urais?

    Kuna uwezekano hayo makubaliano ya kumsimamisha mgombea mmoja yasiwe meaningful then?
     
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