Tanzania: By-Election Is Over, Let’s Work Now, Says Winner


NEWLY-ELECTED Jang’ombe lawmaker Ramadhan Hamza Chande (CCM) has told the electorate that the end of the election should pave the way for the implementation of the constituency’s pending projects, which were highlighted in the ruling party 2015/2020 manifesto.

“The election is over and every one of us should bow focus on the fulfilment of the pledges in our manifesto for Jang’ombe Constituency,” said Mr Chande, who thanked the voters for putting their trust in him.

He stressed that there was no time to waste, saying they needed to work hard to accomplish the remaining projects within the remaining period.

The Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) declared Mr Chande winner of the byelection held on Saturday after obtaining 6581 votes out of 7, 274 cast, 90.5 per cent landslide victory.

According to ZEC Returning Officer Mwanapili Khamis Mohammed other candidates and their parties and number of votes in brackets are Ms Amina Juma Abdalla (AFP, 58 votes), Mr Sabry Ramadhan Mzee (ADA-TADEA, 131 votes), Ms Mtumwa Ambari Abdalla (CU, 172), Ms Ramla Muhdhari Daud (DP, 62 votes), Ms Taabu Mohamed Hemed, (53 votes), and Mr Pandu Haji Pandu, (TLP, 71).

The by-election followed the revoking of previous Representative Abdallah Maulid Diwani (CCM), disqualified as a lawmaker.

Speaking at a campaign, CCM Vice Chairman (Mainland) Philip Mangula said the government had implemented over 50 per cent of the pledges in the constituency and urged lawmakers to make close follow ups on unfinished projects to improve the lives of voters.

Urban West Regional Commissioner Ayoub Mahmoud Mohamed, who is the chairman of Regional Defence and Security Committee, expressed delight in the prevailing peace and harmony before, during and after the election.

“Jang’ombe Constituency has set a good example that everyone should follow during elections,” Mr Mohamed said

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Publish date : 2018-10-29 10:36:00

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