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CHADEMA Reaction:: Tendwa missed these 4 points

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  1. Zak Malang

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    CHADEMA REACTION: Tendwa missed these 4 points

    By Frank Kimboy,
    THE CITIZEN


    Chadema yesterday accused the Registrar of Political Parties of being unfair in his handling of the opposition party’s petition against CCM presidential candidate Jakaya Kikwete.

    Speaking a day after Mr John Tendwa threw out the petition seeking President Kikwete’s disqualification from the October 31 General Election, Chadema adviser Mabere Marando cited at least four issues which the party felt the Registrar had not addressed to its satisfaction.

    He said Mr Tendwa was supposed to give Chadema the right of reply after CCM had tabled its defence.

    “Since the office of the registrar acts as a quasi-judicial authority, he was supposed to provide us with CCM’s defence so that we could go through it and see if there was a need to file a reply…he didn’t do this,” Mr Marando, a renowned lawyer, said.

    He accused Mr Tendwa of favouring CCM in his verdict by deliberately misinterpreting electoral laws and the ruling party’s manifesto.

    Mr Marando added that the Registrar made his own interpretations of some sections of the law on which Chadema based its petition.

    He said Mr Tendwa erred in law by ruling that President Kikwete’s promise to buy to ships that would operate on lakes Victoria and Nyasa was in order because the pledge was contained in CCM’s manifesto.

    Section 21 (1) (a) and (e) of the Election Expenses Act stated that a candidate was not allowed to promise something in order to convince people to vote for him or her, he said.

    Mr Marando added that Mr Tendwa had wrongly argued that a promise must be made secretly for it to be deemed illegal.

    Mr Tendwa said his office dismissed the petition because the promises were made in the public and were contained in CCM’s 2010-2015 election manifesto.

    But Mr Marando said CCM promised in Section 67 (f) of its manifesto to improve transportation by strengthening the Kigoma, Mbamba Bay, Mwanza, Bukoba and Nansio ports.

    He questioned the legality of the Registrar’s dismissal of Chadema’s complaint about President Kikwete’s promise to buy a ship that would operate on Lake Nyasa, saying the lake was not among the priorities in CCM’s manifesto.

    Chadema is also up in arms over the dismissal by the Registrar of its complaint about President Kikwete’s promise to settle the Nyanza Cooperative Union’s Sh5 billion debt.

    Mr Tendwa argued that there was nothing wrong with Mr Kikwete’s pledge since it was contained in Section 140 (a) of CCM’s manifesto.

    CCM promises in the section to see to it that the government ensures that cooperative union regulations and other relevant matters are given priority.

    But Mr Marando maintained yesterday that promising to relieve the NCU of its debt burden amounted to bribing voters, saying such a gesture was supposed to be extended to loss-making cooperative unions all over the country.

    “Mr Tendwa based his decision on the section stating, ‘various projects that are vital to the development of cooperative unions will be given special priority’, but this does not say that only some unions like NCU will be given preference...we are certain Mr Tendwa deliberately misinterpreted the section,” he said.

    Mr Tendwa also threw out the claim that President Kikwete unlawfully increased the minimum salary for public servants from Sh135,000 to Sh235,000 in a bid to attract workers’ votes. He said the complainant did not provide evidence to support the claim.

    The Registrar also accused Chadema of refusing to cooperate when his office was handling the matter, saying he was forced to deliver his verdict after referring to CCM’s manifesto only following the opposition party’s refusal to give him theirs.

    Chadema campaign manager Mwesiga Baregu said the party would not pursue the matter further, adding that they were leaving it to the people to decide.

    He said the party had decided against appealing to the High Court for a review of the Registrar’s decision, and would instead concentrate on campaigns because they believed the people were the final judges.

    “Our lawyers have advised us against appealing because the review process might drag on until the end of campaigns,” Prof Baregu said.

    He added that Chadema had also decided against lodging an election petition at the High Court because the party believed its candidate, Dr Willibrod Slaa, would beat the CCM candidate.



    Source: The Citizen
     
  2. Ngambo Ngali

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    Acha wananchi waamue, na will ya wananchi eprevail kusiwe na ujanjaujanja
     
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    Hili ndio la maana. Walichokitaka wamekipata: Kufikisha ujumbe kwa wananchi kwamba CCM na asasi zake zote (Tendwa et la) hawawezi kusimamia sheria wanazozitunga wao. Wananchi ndio wataamua
     
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    Mr Marando added that the Registrar made his own interpretations of some sections of the law on which Chadema based its petition.

    Mi nilisema Siasa si majigambo na manung'uniko siasa ni kuperform kile unacho kisema, na nilihisi kuwa pingamiz hili halina uhai, kwani kupelekwa kwenyewe nadhani CHADEMA hawakuwa na aware kwamba ikitokea linakuja zengwe wafanyeje, kwa kifupi hawakujipanga,

    nakumbuka kwenye post zangu kadhaa nilisema CHADEMA kunamamluki wanapunguza morale ya Wanachadema halisi, sasa hapo ndo mutakubaliana na mimi,

    kwani Tendwa alisema kama maamuzi hayamlidhishi mtu suluhisho si Vyombo vya habali ni kwenda mahakamani,, CHADEMA wanakubali kurahisi rahisi sasa mulipelekea nini kama munakubali yaieshe kiuraisi namna hii

    naona upinzani munaanza kuregeza kama sasa
    sisi tulio nyuma yenu tusemeje?
     
  5. TzPride

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    Tendwa katendwa na CCM!
     
  6. Askofu

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    This was expected... Tendwa angemtema vipi bosi wake??
     
  7. Kabuche1977

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    huo ndo ukweli halisi, lakini alijigamba sana kuwa oh, sijui tunafanya kazi kwa mujibu w a sheria, sasa sheria yenyewe iko wapi ambayo hapo mwanzo alibow to adhere to it---------huyu jamaa naye msanii sana, wengine tulijua kuwa verdict itabase upande mmoja, so far jamaa bado anakula kupitia kwa jamaa.
     
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    Sheria?? Sheria inafanya kazi kwa Masikini na watu duni tuuuuuuuuuuuu....
     
  9. Msanii

    Msanii JF-Expert Member

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    CHADEMA mna busara sana AISEEE!!!
    sisi ndio tutakaoamua hata kama mabilion yametumika kutengenezea mabango huku mama na mwanae wanalala chini pale ilala, temeke na mwananyamala hospito.

    Mungu awabariki na kuwatangulia
     
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