Chadema National Chairman Freeman Mbowe has won the Parliamentary nomination race for Hai Constituency in Kilimanjaro Region after garnering 269 votes, equivalent to 98.2 per cent of the total valid votes cast.
Mbowe who almost faced no opposition in the primary polls had five votes opposed to him, but Chairperson of Chadema at Northern Zone and Karatu MP Rev. Israel Natse attributed the “no” votes to “democracy within the party circles,” while announcing the results.
"I appreciate your trust and confidence in me that you gave me the honour to return to the Parliament to continue fighting the CCM monster; only with a surety to win the war this time around,” said Mbowe to the gathering multitude.
Meanwhile, the Civic United Front’s Central Committee (CUF,CC) convened its session in Zanzibar yesterday to clear the controversy over its involvement in the Coalition of Defenders of People’s Constitution (Ukawa) ahead of the October general elections.
But by the time the paper was going to press it was still unknown as to the reached compromise.
CUF Chairman Professor Ibrahim Lipumba had earlier been nominated carrier of his party’s flag to contest Ukawa’s nomination for presidential position, but the party members called off the nomination pending the session yesterday.