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Kenya wanasemaje kuhusu uchaguzi wetu?

Discussion in 'Uchaguzi Tanzania' started by Saint Ivuga, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Saint Ivuga

    Saint Ivuga JF-Expert Member

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    Tanzania party accuses spy agency of vote theft

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    Tanzania Intelligence and Security Services (TISS) deputy director, Jacky Mugendi Zoka, adresses reporters when refuting allegations by Chadema Presidential candidate, Dr Willibrod Slaa that the unit had a hand in rigging the polls. Photo | Fidelis Felix
    By CITIZEN Reporter in Dar es Salaam
    Posted Thursday, November 4 2010 at 18:50

    Tanzania Intelligence and Security Services (TISS) yesterday distanced itself from claims by the Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) presidential candidate, Dr Willibrod Slaa, that the agency was being used to steal votes cast in favour of him.

    On Wednesday, Dr Slaa told a news conference in Dar es Salaam that TISS has doctored presidential election results being announced by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) with an intention of showing that he has failed to win the elections.

    TISS Deputy Director Jackie Zoka told a press conference in Dar es Salaam yesterday that Dr Slaa’s statement was intended to create disharmony between the agency and wananchi.

    He said TISS has been forced to react to the allegations because they were serious and if not disproved people could take the claims by Dr Slaa seriously.

    This is the first time in the history of TISS to respond to allegations levelled against the agency since the country’s independence 49 years ago.

    Mr Zoka appealed to the people to brush aside Dr Slaa’s claims saying they were intended to create chaos among people.

    “These allegations are very serious taking into account that they are made by a person who vying for the leadership of our nation,” said Mr Zoka.

    He added: “If the allegations are left without any response there is likelihood that people could take them seriously, and it could also create an impression that a presidential winner to be announced by the national Electoral Commission (NEC) has been picked by the TISS instead of being elected by people.”

    He said the whole electoral process, including voting, counting and declaration of election results, was being done in a transparent manner, adding that it does not bring to senses how TISS could be involved.

    He said the voting was done in polling centres, counting of votes witnessed by political parties’ agents, filling of forms by the agents and sending the preliminary results to tallying centres.

    Mr Zoka said the TISS was not involved whatsoever during this electoral chain of events. “How come TISS officials are involved in doctoring the results? These allegations are only intended to tarnish the good image of TISS,” said Zoka.

    He said the fact that TISS was conducting its businesses covertly should not be the reason for tarnishing its image.

    Mr Zoka asked Dr Slaa to produce evidence to support his allegations to make them credible.

    He denied Dr Slaa’s claim that he received information from TISS officials, saying his claims were only aimed at breaching the prevailing peace in the country.

    “In simple language we say Dr Slaa has been cheated,” said Mr Zoka.

    He said the main task of TISS was to ensure national security and not a source of insecurity.

    On Wednesday, Dr Slaa asked NEC to immediately rescind the presidential election results and call a fresh poll, alleging shortcomings and irregularities during and after last Sunday’s polling.

    He alleged the security forces, including the police force, and NEC officials had been involved in the fabrication of election results in several areas.

    The NEC chairman Judge Lewis Makame challenged Chadema to send the claims to the Commission for verification. “Where is his data showing that what we are announcing is different from what has been gathered from the polling stations?” Mr Makame posed.

    “All the commission does is to verify the results before announcing them to the public. I cannot say anything more until we receive official complaints from the party,” he added.

    NEC’s Director of Elections, Mr Rajabu Kiravu, said their duty was to verify the results and correct any mistakes, but not to favour any candidate or party.
    “We are not doing favours to any party. We are here to correct mistakes and not otherwise,” he added.

    At his press conference, Dr Slaa had also asked the NEC to conduct fresh elections in all the constituencies where problems had been noted or his party would go to court.

    Latest results Wednesday placed Dr Slaa, 62-year-old firebrand politician, third after incumbent Jakaya Kikwete of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM - Revolution Party) and Ibrahim Lipumba, the candidate of the Civic United Front (CUF). The results showed Kikwete was leading in 145 out of the 171 constituencies announced. Tanzania has 239 constituencies.

    The Chadema candidate accused the NEC of collaborating with members of the National Intelligence to “expertly steal opposition votes in several areas of the country”.

    The party, he said, had evidence of the alleged involvement of the National Intelligence and NEC officials in fabricating election results in some constituencies.

    According to Dr Slaa, at one such station in Same East constituency, registration number 002586, President Kikwete had garnered 190 votes, against only 26 votes for Dr Slaa.

    The Chadema candidate also alleged a plot to increase CCM candidates’ votes at the district tallying centre level. This, he alleged, is where the votes from the polling stations had been altered.

    “At Muheza, No. 40401 polling centre, the CCM presidential candidate got only 92 votes and Chadema scored 57, and this was recorded by our clerks and signed at the station. But the NEC announced 359 votes for CCM and 15 votes for Chadema,” he claimed.

    Chadema demanded the resignation of the TISS director, accusing him of failing to treat all Tanzanians fairly. The party also urged the international community and election observers to release their reports immediately.
    He named Segerea, where, he claimed, the NEC had failed to show results forms for 36 stations in Kiwalani ward, four in Kipawa, two in Vingunguti ward and two in Tabata ward.

    In Morogoro Urban constituency, the Dr Slaa claimed, clerks’ data showed that the Chadema candidate had won, but NEC had announced the CCM candidate as the victor. He also alleged irregularities in Kibakwe, Kiteto and Lindi constituencies.

    source;Daily Nation: - Breaking News, Kenya, Africa, Politics, Business, Sports, Blogs, Photos, Videos - Africa
     
  2. Njowepo

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    Ni vyema watu wa mataifa nao wakayajua haya
     
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    Vitalis Heines Member

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    NEC.....CCM....TISS are the reasons to the current situation that our nation is in..disharmony, grudge and discontent with the matters of the state... our rights have been devoured
     
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    Iacheni TISS ifanye kazi yake. Si vyema kutumia taasisi hiyo kujikosha kwa wafuasi wenu hasa baada ya kuwaahidi mambo mengi makubwa. Kukubali kushindwa ni ungwana na hakuna atakayekucheka. Viti 22 kati ya 239 kweli vinaweza kukupa ushindi wa Urais.
    Tangu mwanzo nimekuwa nikisistiza kuwa ni wendawazimu kufikiria kuchukua uongozi wa nchi kwa idadi ndogo ya wabunge kiasi hicho. Kazeni buti na kusonga mbele kwa ajili ya uchaguzi wa 2015. Acheni kutuzuga hapa.
     
  5. MAMA POROJO

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    Mbona Wabunge wengi upinzani wameshinda ccm na uwt wakapindisha matokeo.

    Pinda alitumwa Sumbawanga, Mkapa na Mwinyi wakatumwa Unguja, wakapindisha matokeo.

    Kikwete Dar es Salaam, Kilombero, Mbeya, Njombe, shinyanga ............
     
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    sensa JF-Expert Member

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    Hawa watu waliopewa kofia na khanga bwana yaani ccm ndio washaiona kama Mungu,eti wakiiba tusiseme,wakitumia vibaya madaraka na taasisi za nchi tusiseme.These guys are in love with CCM,and love doesn't ask why? So we shouldn't blame them but pitty them na kuwaombea kwa Mungu kuliko tunavyojiombea sisi.
     
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    Ferds JF-Expert Member

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    TISS ilifaa kuchunguza hizo tuhuma kabla ya kuongea, wenda Dr anaushahidi wa kutosha, lakini pia DR naye anahatarisha utendaji wa hii taasisi nyeti maana hawataaminiana tena hawa watu, na hapo ndipo usalama unapoanza kubomoka.
     
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    "This is the first time in the history of TISS to respond to allegations levelled against the agency since the country's independence 49 years ago"

    I am more interested with this part, why is it the first time to respond to allegations? i think this is just one of
    Abnormalities of this elections, there will be more to come!
     
  9. Smatta

    Smatta JF-Expert Member

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    kibaki alitumia the Administration police to rig the votes, its very easy to use government institutions to rig elections. the only difference between your situation and ours is that your opposition leaders have easily admitted that the incumbent leader has won despite them saying that the election was rigged, and that most of your people still support the rulling party.
     
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