I am a blogging enthusiast and my specific interest is development issues pertaining to different parts of the world particularly my native country of Tanzania. My passion for economic trends has inevitably made me to closely follow-up political atmospheres of different countries because of the unique way that development and politics inter-relate.
A few days ago I came across an online debate on Facebook that you initiated in which you described yourself as a CCM cadre and a passionate citizen.
You expressed a profound sense of being let down by the President and challenged the President to offer answers so as to put to rest the peoples outcries. I take some issues with that stance and that is what prompted me to jot down a few lines to you.
Ms Shy-Rose, I appreciate the fact that you made it absolutely clear that you supported and campaigned for the Presidents candidacy in 2010. A bitter and brutal reality about politics is that at times political partys interests tend to be in conflict with national interests, when you stood behind the President in 2010, where was your loyalty, to the party and by default the partys candidate or to the nation and citizens? If the latter is the case I would humbly request you to give us a few compelling reasons why you felt that it was in the interest of the country to support the President out of all the Presidential contestants. What specifically changed from what you knew back in 2010 to what you know today to justify questioning the performance of the President today? When a critical thinker disagrees with the thoughts and position of others it warrants an attempt to understand the basis of the different point of view that you may not agree with, what was fundamentally wrong with the judgment and assessment of the 39% of the Tanzanian voters who did not give the President a vote of confidence in last years elections? Since you were bold and brave enough to criticize the President publicly are you equally willing to make a public admission that your judgment and the judgment of 60% of the 2010 voters was utterly wrong and that you are actually part of the problem you are lamenting about?
Ms Shy-Rose, in 2010 the incumbent President was standing for re-election so obviously he was not a newcomer. His performance and record was public information for any interested party to assess and judge. Today you claim that you now see a vacuum on the leadership, how is the current administration different from the first term of the President to justify such a categorization? What are your specific expectations that the President did not deliver in less than a year since he took office and what is the basis of your expectations?
It is my understanding that you aspired and contested for a legislative seat back in 2010 on CCM ticket. I am afraid to say that your style and approach of criticism on the President raises some serious questions on your own ability to manage the sophistications of politics and leadership. A great leader is expected to take responsibility for his or her actions. Having participated to convince voters that the President was the best choice and in less than a year you are telling us that he has let you down is deeply disturbing. It makes serious readers question whether or not your sentiment of being let down is attributable to sincere concerns for the prosperity and well-being of the nation or if all this ranting and raving is triggered by disappointment of a failed self-fulfilling political prophecy conveyed under the pretext of national interest!