Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) Ideology and Publicity Secretary, Mr Nape Nnauye

Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) Ideology and Publicity Secretary, Mr Nape Nnauye

The party insisted that winners who have engaged themselves in corrupt practices would be pruned out to pave way for their ?clean? comrades.

Addressing a news conference in Dar es Salaam, the CCM Secretary for Ideology and Publicity, Mr Nape Nnauye, said the same formula used to pick the union presidential candidate would be applied in nomination of candidates for councillorship and parliamentary seats.

?The party will carefully follow the procedure of obtaining our flag bearers for council and parliamentary seats and I want to assure our members that justice will prevail during the exercise. Nobody will be mistreated,? he stressed.

He added that the preferential polls for council and parliamentary seats were not final. ?We will, however, respect the opinion of members and I want to assure all those who sailed through in the primaries their names will be approved, save for those proved to have used dirty tricks,? Mr Nnauye pointed out.

He also added that it is not the first time for the party to delete names of those who won in the primaries by using questionable means.

?There are cases where the second or third aspirant was picked. In some instances the whole exercise was annulled,? he explained.

Mr Nnauye said relevant party officials were currently handling reports on how polling was conducted in every constituency and thereafter the National Executive Committee (NEC) would meet and come out with the final position on candidates.

On the issue of complaints raised during the polling process, Mr Nnauye said this year?s exercise had much improved compared to the past ones. However, he said, there were isolated complaints which can be dealt with by using appropriate procedures.

He said in Zanzibar the Special committee will convene on 6 and 7 August, this year. ?After Zanzibar special committee meeting, it will be followed by NEC,? he said.

On Mr Lowassa?s defection, he said, that was usual in democracy and there were some people who want to be leaders by whatever means.

He said CCM was still strong and confident to perform well during the October elections. ?We are very strong and confident that we will win the general election and those who don?t want to follow the party procedures we wish them all the best in wherever they want to go,? he said.

Mr Nnauye said CCM presidential candidate, Dr John Magufuli and his running mate, Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan, would today collect the presidential nomination forms from the National Electoral Commission (NEC).

?After collecting the forms, Dr Magufuli will go to the CCM Lumumba sub-head office in Dar es Salaam to address a news conference,? he said.

By LAWRENCE RAPHAELY, Tanzania Daily News

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