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Dr. Slaa can win the presidency for the opposition!

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Rutashubanyuma, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Rutashubanyuma

    Rutashubanyuma JF-Expert Member

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    (By Rutashubanyuma Nestory – A public policy analyst based in Arusha.)

    No politician todate places the opposition closer to the ultimate prize of winning the presidency than Dr. Wilbard Slaa. The most recent popularity polls have lionized him as a paragon of integrity.

    Dr. Slaa's incorruptible demeanour has distinguished him from the rest of the pack because he has always commiserated with the sufferings of the ruled. He has never shied away from taking the repression by its horns whether at outing his "list of shame" or debunking executive deceit of meddling with the legislative ratified drafts. To Dr. Slaa's huge relief, CCM is an own professed enemy.

    In the last election, CCM rode roughshod over the opposition by surfing a wave of "instant reform" repackaged as "Ari Mpya…" but the reality is now dawning among eligible voters that CCM abhors change. Even in the current legislative tinkering of the mining law we have seen CCM is a reluctant sentry to jettison big miners behind her electoral triumphs.

    When Dr. Abdallah Kigoda was the Minister for Mining during the Mkapa reign, he also doubled as the CCM national treasurer and this insidious nexus illustrated how deep CCM could plunge to sustain her suspicious sources of electoral funding via tax exemptions.

    During that period CCM imported at least two hundred vehicles from questionable boom. The forceful removals of potential voters from their place of domicile in order to pave room for big foreign investors have alienated CCM further from her ardent followers. At a ballot box, this means fewer votes to CCM aspirants for public office.

    CCM has also been pussyfooting at bringing to book her senior party leaders suspected to have looted this needy nation billions of shillings. Upto now, no political shark laden with gravity of compelling evidence is in the dock or even flustered at contemplation of imminent consequences! The Mr. Pesambili Mramba & Co. apprehension portrays a frantic stunt of an escapologist because that criminal prosecution is essentially a "misjoinder of the accused".

    Unless Mkapa full cabinet that had authorized the Alex Stewart Co. to assay our gold is apprehended, a scapegoat redress is no atonement at all. Is this not a case of persecuting a messenger for the master's misdeeds?

    In BOT twin tower's bonanza we have witnessed DPP and Takukuru overlapping powers generating more heat than light. Moreover, A.G has failed to rectify serious errors panning out from technical defaults possibly introduced intentionally by key players. Equally disturbing, how can a soloist be responsible for the alleged heinous abuse of office at BOT?

    Where was the BOT governing Board and where the parental ministry was even if we condone complacency of CAG? The whole caboodle reeks of a window dressing rather than a government solemnly committed at uprooting graft. On roadmap to victory, Dr. Slaa is endowed by seminal campaign issues as a result of CCM own laissez-faire.

    Issues of governance electrified the imagination of voters during the 1995 multiparty election as a CCM recusant - Mr. Mrema - went berserk in exposing state sponsored graft but his nadir was his failure to have a holistic view when on the stump beyond a singular distraction of "Chavda".

    CCM knowing politics is a game of comparative perceptions parlayed the Kenyan "Goldenberg" to showcase actually "Chavda" allegations were not even trendsetting regional economic saboteurs! This time around a multifarious approach on issues of governance is likely to recapture Mrema's lost hour of reckoning albeit with the founding father of "multiparty politicking" now a turncoat overtly fawning CCM's plume!

    Bad news for Dr. Slaa is twofold: One, CCM is not going to surrender power quietly; and second, CUF's professor Ibrahimu Lipumba is a spoiler waiting in the wings. CCM has been soliciting funds and many are asking for what? The by-elections experience betoken most money may be expended at buying not voters but supervisors at polling booths.

    If opposition supervisors are bought and willfully certify falsified electoral results then Dr. Slaa will be doomed. Professor Lipumba who fully knows he stands no chance with the electorate may refuse to support Dr. Slaa and hence chilling off anti-CCM sentiments, heftily.
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    Haki JF-Expert Member

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    I think he need to change the way he represent himself. I see Dr. Slaa as more as a TRIBE leader than NATIONAL leader.
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    Babuyao JF-Expert Member

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    Kwani anaji-represent kivipi mpaka ufikie kumdharau kiasi hiki. Kuwa na utu na heshima kwa wengine basi! Kwani shida iko wapi? Mbona yuko smart kabisa? Huo mtazamo wako una makengeza sana. Jaribu kuurekebisha. Isitoshe tunaangalia uwezo wa mtu kuongoza. hatuangalii sura. Shauri yako wewe unayengalia sura na mwonekano wa nje wa mavazi, nk.
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    Msanii JF-Expert Member

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    kuna sense fulani naisoma hapa ila siipati vizuri hii hoja.
    Hebu mkuu HAKI tufafanulie zaidi usemacho
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    redSilverDog JF-Expert Member

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    If that is the case, if what is said above is true, then Dr. Slaa has a tough job to make sure that he retains Chadema seats. Technically, Chadema's strategy to win this election will not work either. Tactically, Chadema's campaigners have been pointing out CCM's mistakes and blunders to win voters' trust. Well, to some point this tactic is working, to some.

    The only question is, will Dr. Slaa win all opposition votes? Can Chadema retain their seats, and may be gain more?
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    Interested Observer JF-Expert Member

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    You need to be re-educated on the advantages of changing the president at least now. We have been with these thugs (CCM) for almost 50 years; my lifetime; do you think they are going to do something new?

    Once we change to Dr. Slaa, then it will be easier for us to change Dr Slaa to another president in case he flops; but for now; at leasat these THUGS MUST GO!!
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    Steve Dii JF-Expert Member

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    Blimey! Never before have had to learn so many new words in an article covering a handful of paragraphs. Truly a piece, even better, hardly a thing went amiss telling why we all find ourselves in the current faltered sovereignty state. Nimeipenda!!
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    Drifter JF-Expert Member

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    Great thinking Mkuu. We really need to break the spell of virtual one party rule that's doing untold disservice to our collective humanity in this country.
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    spartacus JF-Expert Member

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    that's true, he better change the way he presents his topics n policies, he'll be hard to compete with in 2015, not this year.......
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    Kudadeki JF-Expert Member

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    Huyu mwandishi ndiyo yule yule aliyekuwa anatuonyesha utukufu wa Nyerere na hakuna mtukufu mwengine baada ya Nyerere zaidi ya Slaa? :confused2:
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    Mdau JF-Expert Member

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    For the first time since 1995 general elections, die hard CCM supporters are not going to vote for their party either!
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    newmzalendo JF-Expert Member

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    any way bandugu ,chadema na slaa ikishindwa fanyeni mpango wa kuhamia karatu ili ijengwe na kuwa mfano kwa wa TZ wote kuwa chadema ikishinda 2015 tanzania itakuwa kama karatu kwa awamu
    ni maoni yangu tu,ukizingatia kuwa karatu sasa imepiga hatua ktk kendesha shughuli zake vizuri kwa kuwa inaongozwa na madiwani wa chadema wengi
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    Kanyafu Nkanwa JF-Expert Member

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    But the facts remain, no way CCM can be voted out of power by the existing fragmented opposition. Keep this as it is.
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    Tata JF-Expert Member

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    No way CCM can be voted out of power with the current constitution, legal and administrative framework. The way I see it opposition fragmentation is a symptom of a bigger governance problem in Tanzania. But never say never.
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    That doesn't make them "die hard" as you claim.
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    Kudadeki JF-Expert Member

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    If you were comfortable electing president from CCM "thugs" after 45 years of "do nothing", why do you think 50 years is too long?

    The assumption and the conclusion are not in line with each other.
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    Kudadeki JF-Expert Member

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    This is the problem. Bunch of die hard CCM supporters who, feel they have been isolated after the party take over by Kikwete and company, think they can overnight vote out of power CCM by supporting Chadema. How can the same Chadema which didn't perform well in the last local government election that took place just 11 months ago (another fact), be in position to take over the power from ruling CCM?
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    Kwanza kabisa nawasalimu wana JF mwenzenu ndio nimetoka KARATU JUZI NAISHI JIRANI NA DR Wilbroad Slaa, nimevutiwa sana na ujumbe uliotolewa na Mzee wetu Alhaji A. Mwinyi kwamba tusifanye makosa ya kumchagua Slaa au upinzani, kwa kweli ni kweli tupu kwani pale kanisani alipokuwa anapaongoza pamevurugika, ukoo umesambaratika hawajui anataka mchumba wa aina gani mwenye heshima kama Rose Kamili, lakini wengi wanahoji juu ya mali za kanisa, wengi wasema hata angegombea ubunge safari hii wasingempa amekosa sifa ya maadili , kiongozi lazima awae mfano wa kuigwa kwa tabia na matendo na hasa kauli zake, huyu bwana Slaa atatufikisha pabaya.

    Usifanye makosa chagua KIKWETE 2010
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    Geza Ulole JF-Expert Member

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    ukalale mkuu mi naona you dream walk hapa ni jukwaa la wajanja
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    Msharika JF-Expert Member

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    Je kikwete kulinda mafisadi na kuwatetea ni sawa, Juzi kasema LOwassa ni safi? Je huyo ni kiongozi kweli? Kisha kasema mramba ni mzee wa busara je ni kweli.
    Hatudanganyiki tunaitaji kiongozi mwenye kuthubutu.