Second Vice-President, Ambassador Seif Ali Iddi, has appealed to cadres of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party in Zanzibar to elect genuine and committed party members to safeguard party policies including maintaining and strengthening the union. He said having weak and greedy leaders may lead to the collapse of the party and ultimately an unstable nation. "The on-going inter party elections are important, let us be careful in who we elect into office. Only serious and committed members should be given posts in the party," Mr Iddi emphasized. He said that there are people in the party who cannot be considered as real cadres because of their actions and statements which are contrary to the party's ideological position. "We need to build a stronger political party to gain people's trust. We also need to win all future elections, therefore having good leaders is important and we should make no mistakes about that," said Mr Iddi, who is also a member of CCM's National Executive Committee (NEC). Ambassador Iddi was addressing new party members in his Kitope constituency, North Unguja where he also emphasized on national unity and stability in the Isles as Tanzania moves towards having a new constitution. The union between Zanzibar and Tanganyika has emerged as a thorny issue now that there is an on-going exercise to gather public views and opinion about a new constitution conducted by the Constitutional Review Commission under retired Judge Joseph Warioba. A section of people from Zanzibar, including notable figures such as veteran politician Mr Hassan Nassor Moyo and Mr Mansour Yussuf Himid, a minister without portfolio in the current government have been reported as demanding for more autonomy for Zanzibar. Moyo and Mansour have been reported to repeatedly encourage youths in Zanzibar to diplomatically fight to more Zanzibar autonomy, arguing that the current union structure suppresses Zanzibar economically and bars it from having a seat in the United Nations (UN). Some leaders in CCM have been unhappy with the statements, saying that it endangers the existence of the union formed in 1964, shortly after the Zanzibar revolution which toppled the first government under Sultan Jemshid and Prime Minister Mohamed Shamte.