Monday, 9 November 2015
ZANZIBAR CONSTITUTION CRISIS MOVE TO TOUGH STEP HIGHER - UKAWA QUESTIONED HOW THEY CAN SUPPORT AND COOPERATE WITH DR MAGUFULI’S GOVERNMENT WHICH RECOGNISES MPS FROM ZANZIBAR WHERE THE POLLS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED- MAGUFULI TO FACE A WALK OUT AS HE PREPARE TO INAUGURATE THE 11TH PARLIAMENT.
The lawyer with Chadema -- one of the four parties forming Ukawa -- Mr Tundu Lissu, told The Citizen in a telephone interview that President John Magufuli’s call on the opposition to cooperate and support his new administration would not get a positive response because there were many issues to be resolved before reaching such a consensus. Other parties forming the coalition are: CUF, NCCR-Mageuzi and NLD.
The opposition coalition, Ukawa, yesterday said they won’t cooperate with the fifth government until when it comes up with answers to major questions which arose during and after the General Election.
He said, the government must come up with an interpretation of the Constitution on how a President of the United Republic of Tanzania could be sworn in while an election they have been voted through has been nullified because of irregularities.
He added that Ukawa questioned how they can support and cooperate with Dr Magufuli’s government which recognises MPs from Zanzibar where the polls have been cancelled.
“It is very confusing, how can we cooperate with Dr Magufuli’s government, which is set to operate without having MPs from Zanzibar, there are still many issues to be resolved,” he said.
Mr Lissu, who doubles as Singida East MP-elect (Chadema) said Ukawa was still puzzled over what is going to happen in Zanzibar basing on the Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC)’s decision to cancel October 25, election results.
Source : The Citizen