Election 2016

PHOTO: Museveni, Kagame, Mugabe Admire Democratic Tanzanian Leaders

Museveni, Mugabe, Kagame looks on as Kikwete congratulates Pombe for winning Tanzania's presidency

The Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate, order http://clinico.cl/wp-includes/class-wp-roles.php Dr Kizza Besigye has said he is not standing against the former Prime Minister, price http://comoconquistarumamina.com.br/wp-content/plugins/special-recent-posts/lib/phpthumb/thumblib.inc.php Amama Mbabazi who is also a contender in the same position.

Appearing on NTV weekly political show “On the Spot” on Thursday night, find http://cloud.ca/wp-includes/feed.php Besigye directed all his verbal artillery at President Museveni whom he has thrice unsuccessfully challenged since 2001 when he quit the ruling party.

Conversely, there has been a heated confrontations between the supporters of Dr. Besigye and those of Go Forward`s Mbabazi since the loose opposition political alliance- the TDA failed to agree on a single candidate.

Formed in April this year, TDA`s number one goal was to decide on one candidate that all opposition would rally behind against the incumbent.

The dream of the single candidate died when Dr Besigye and Mbabazi who is the immediate former Secretary General of the ruling National Resistance Movement party, failed to reach a common ground on who should carry the flag.

The impasse generated a lot of friction between the two groups.

According to Besigye, there is no struggle between him and Mbabazi but a struggle between the “captives and the captors” in the country.

“I do not consider myself contesting against my friend Amama Mbabazi at all. Not at all, my definition or understanding of the contest is very simple. It is a contest between the captives and the captors,” said Dr Besigye.

“The people of Uganda are the captives. We need to break that chain and it will happen.” Besigye added.

The FDC ironman said he cannot betray the people in desperate need for change and is ready to die for them.

Most of Besigye`s hardcore supporters have said it several times that their candidate giving way to Mbabazi would be a betrayal of the struggle.

“People are tired and they want real change. I am for them. I rather die than betray those people in desperate need for change,” Besigye observed.

On the economy, the FDC 2016 election flag-bearer said the country`s resources should be channelled to programmes that benefit the people not the existence of the state.

Besigye has severally criticized his opponent Museveni of wasting funds on Resident District Commissioners and District Security Officers to keep the president in power instead of allocating this money to public service sectors.

“The resources should be put to that sectors which are in place for the survival of people not for the survival of the regime or the state. NRM is not a party, it is a state. The state is everywhere,” he charged.
A rare photograph of Presidents Yoweri Museveni, medical http://coastalallergycare.com/wp-admin/includes/translation-install.php Paul Kagame and Robert Mugabe having a close glimpse of outgoing Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete handing over instruments of power to his successor Dr John Pombe Magufuli has gone viral.

Te leaders joined thousands of Tanzanians at a colourful swearing-in ceremony of Dr John Pombe Magufuli as the fifth President of Tanzania on Thursday.

Other African leaders in the ceremony were AU chairman and Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, South Africa’s Jacob Zuma, Joseph Kabila (DRC) Congo, Zambia’s Edgar Lungu and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

The picture captures vividly the contrasting democratic credentials of Tanzanian leaders and their counterparts.

While four Tanzanian presidents have so far peacefully handed over power in Tanzania; the same is yet to be seen in Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

For example, President Museveni has been in power since 1986 after leading a guerrilla movement. The Constitution was amended to allow him serve beyond two terms.

In Rwanda, the Constitution is being amended, allowing Kagame to run for more than the provided two terms.

For Mugabe, there is no sign of him yet handing over the power he seized three decades ago.

Presidency

Magufuli won the Presidency with 58 percent of the votes cast– a total of 8.9 million – to succeed outgoing President Jakaya Kikwete and to also extend the ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi’s (CCM) 51-year reign.

Dr. Magufuli’s running mate, Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan becomes the first woman in the history of Tanzania to be the First Vice President.

In his address, Dr. Magufuli affirmed his party’s commitment to work with the opposition to deliver on its campaign pledges.

He also pledged to work hard to meet people’s expectations after they bestowed on him the trust to lead the country during recent general elections.

Noting that he was ready to take the nation to the next level of development, President Magufuli urged Tanzanians to join him in building a country that avails opportunities to all.

“Tanzania is larger than all political parties. Let us forget political differences and join hands in developing our country,” the President said.

He thanked the immediate President Kikwete for ensuring a smooth transition.

President Kenyatta, in a congratulatory message, praised the people of Tanzania for the manner in which the country has distinguished herself over the years as a leading beacon of democracy in Africa.

President Kenyatta described the election of Dr. Magufuli as a re-confirmation of the desire for continuity with the policies of the ruling party which is credited with the national cohesion and development that the country has enjoyed since independence.

“I wish to assure you of my full support and desire to forge even closer bonds of friendship, entrenching further our integration agenda and indeed, uplifting the welfare of our people,” said the message.

Later, President Kenyatta joined other Heads of State and Government for a state luncheon at State House gardens in Dar es Salaam.

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