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Deep divisions exist in CCM, says Butiku

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    THERE is a serious rift within the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) establishment despite assertions to the contrary being made by ruling party elites, Mwalimu Nyerere Foundation Executive Director Joseph Butiku has asserted.

    He told THISDAY in an exclusive interview ahead of next week’s tenth anniversary of Nyerere Day, that an underlying political battle is currently rocking CCM as the countdown gets underway towards the 2010 general elections.

    Butiku, a close and trusted aide of the late Mwalimu Julius Nyerere right up to the founding Father of the Nation’s death in 1999, traced the roots of the internal rift simmering within the ruling party to the 1995 presidential nomination race.

    He said CCM has to this day never fully recovered from the deep divisions that emerged then, after rival groups were formed within the party to campaign for their preferred presidential candidates.

    Although Benjamin Mkapa won the CCM nomination ticket to succeed Ali Hassan Mwinyi as head of state in that year, it was only by a slim margin and after a second round of voting, following a strong challenge mounted by Jakaya Kikwete.

    Mkapa subsequently served for two full presidential terms (1995-2005), and was eventually succeeded by Kikwete who is currently the incumbent.

    According to Butiku, the current rifts within the ruling party are �mainly attributable to one individual who missed the chance to become president after his name was dropped from the CCM presidential nomination race (in 1995).”

    �Almost 15 years have passed since the events that transpired during the 1995 CCM presidential nomination process in Dodoma, But the divisions that emerged way back then are still affecting the party today,” he said.

    He cited incumbent President Kikwete’s recent public acknowledgment that the level of mistrust among some CCM bigwigs, especially members of parliament, has reached a point where some MPs are now even fearful of being poisoned by their colleagues.

    Butiku further asserted that CCM lawmakers are now split into two rival groups � one that opposes corruption in its entirety and another that defends such graft, whether as bribery givers or takers.

    Without offering any names, he said the same �individual� whose name was dropped from the presidential nomination race in 1995 �is still bent on becoming president, and is to blame for what is happening within CCM now.�

    When pressed to identify the �individual� concerned, he said he preferred to �discuss issues rather than people.�

    But he hinted that the �individual� was rejected by CCM in 1995 because of his unexplained wealth amassed within a short period of time working in the government.

    �He was dropped from the nomination process because of corruption allegations against him. He also did not meet the party’s ethics criteria for public leadership,� Butiku explained.

    He suggested that the �individual� remains influential in the ruling party’s higher echelons, is apparently as ambitious as ever to become president, and has not dismantled his campaign team within the party from 1995.

    Butiku sought to emphasize that the current divisions within CCM, if not quickly addressed and smoothened over, constitute a serious threat to the ruling party’s sustainable well-being, and could eventually lead to the party splitting apart altogether if allowed to get worse.

    Making reference to reports of ugly events that transpired during last August’s CCM national executive committee (NEC) meeting in Dodoma, he said although some CCM leaders have since been trying to carry out a public damage control exercise, much is still going on beneath the surface.

    The unusually highly-charged NEC meeting appointed a three-man committee of CCM elders, led by ex-president Ali Hassan Mwinyi, to try and analyze reasons behind increasing incidents of CCM legislators criticizing government performance from the parliamentary floor.

    Other members of the committee are former National Assembly Speaker, Pius Msekwa, and former Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly, Abdulrahman Kinana.
     
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    Naamini watanzania wanamfahamu huyo 'individual'.
     
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    Radical JF-Expert Member

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    Nyerere said, upinzani bora na wa kweli utatoka CCM
     
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    NGULI JF-Expert Member

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    Welcome back bro! tupe nondo ulipoteaga gafla ni EWL nini imekubana?
     
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    Radical JF-Expert Member

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    Humu ndani kuna system wantuvizia tujae. Tutakomaa nao though.
     
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    It is quite apparent that the individual being referred here by Mr. Butiku, is NEC member; ia na MP from the Northern part of the country and is filthy rich!
     
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    It is good that this is happening in CCM. CCM are people and when we always talking of the party that it is clean and has good propaganda but its members are corrupt, it means that the party is corrupt. Remeber that what makes the party is members. If the members are corrupt then the party is corrupt. If they dare to say someone is corrupt let them say in the open and expel the corrupt colleague(s) and the uncorrupt guys remain. The problem here is that all of them are corrupt but they tend to classify themselves as there are the big sharks and small sharks but all of them are sharks. They are all corrupt. The clean guys must then get out and stand out clean so that we can see assess them and give them opportunity to lead us and not to rule us.
    CCM should be able to allow the law of independents to compete during the election if it truly a democratic party.
    In short CCM is corrupt and Butiku is not even someone to spare. They are in the same boat all of them. He should then stand aside and look instead of continuing being a member of the corrupt party.
     
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    Kwani kuna shida gani kama ni yeye?toeni hoja zenu za maji taka hapa.huyo Butiku si angeongea hayo ndani ya vikao vyao huko CCM au?to me the whole CCM and the system is rotten.Iam done
     
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    Mkuu mimi nilidhani anaitwa ENL?
     
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    Let them/him (Butiku et al) talk publicly, Kwani wakiongea kwenye vikao vya ndani ni watanyamazishwa, kwasababu mifumo yote ndani ya CCM ni corrupt, kwa hiyo hoja zao zote zitazimwa. Hoja zikizimwa na mafisadi wakaongelee wapi zaidi ya kwenda public.

    Hongera Butiku, hakuna kosa lolote kwa Mtanzania kuongelea matatizo ya Tanzania yanayowahusu Watanzania nje ya Chama, zaidi sana wanaowalazimisha wanaoyaongea haya nje ya vikao vya chama wanataka wayamalizie huko huko ili sisi tuendelee kutafunwa
     
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    Ngongo JF-Expert Member

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    Exactly Mbogela,
    Ngoyai anautaka urais wa Tanzania kwa gharama yoyote.Hata ile shurba aliyoipata mheshimiwa six iliratibiwa na kundi la Ngayai kama njia ya kumsafisha na ile kashfa ya Richadmonduli.

    Ngoyai anabahati mbaya sana,unajua kundi lake wapo wanamkakati wajinga.Ebu fikiria mwenyekiti wa CCM mkoa wa Dar yuko form one sasa !.
     
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    Mbona keshamuweka wazi kabisa.
    Sasa nyinyi wakongwe wa CCM kwanini mtu mmoja awasumbue?Mtu ana maskendo kibao halafu bado ni influential ndani ya chama.Embu nyang'anyeni kadi huyo mtu,eboo!
     
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    Bulesi JF-Expert Member

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    Inasemekana mwanachama mmoja mkongwe alijenga hoja mara ya kwanza ishu ya mafisadi ilipozuka kwenye CC ya CCM kuwa hao mafisadi wafukuzwe kutoka kwenye chama lakini mwenyekiti wao akapuuzia!! Sasa hivi mambo yangekuwa yamekwisha wala watu wasingepoteza nguvu na muda mwingi kuzungumzia huo ufisadi!! The opportunity cost ya kuzungumzia ufisadi has been very high to this nation!
     
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    Mhe. Radical,

    Msemo wa Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Kwamba "Upinzani bora na wa kweli utatoka CCM" alimaanisha kwamba vyama vya Upinzani vinavyonuia kwa dhati kuendeleza yale mazuri ya Nyerere: kwa mfano kuona uchungu na matatizo ya wananchi maskini, kuwa wazalendo jasiri wanaolinda maliasili ya taifa na kupiga vita rushwa kwa dhati. Bahati nzuri waasisi wa CHADEMA na wanachama wengi waliojiunga nao wote walikuwa wanaCCM wakati wa mfumo wa chama kimoja.

    Kwa hiyo hakuna tatizo na utabiri huu wa Mwalimu. Chadema ni chama m'badala na kitaonekana hivyo katika mwaka huu ujao.
     
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    ....na kuhamia CHADEMA.

    Now i get it! I like that.
     
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