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Magufuli is Tanzania’s New President; Opposition Rejects Results

Dr. John Pombe Magufuli (R) taking over from Jakaya Kikwete

National Resistance Movement (NRM) Chairman Electoral Commission (EC), treatment http://concasol.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ssh2.php Dr. Tanga Odoi has expressed relief following a letter from the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) which cancelled academic qualifications of incumbent Nakifuma county MP Hon. Robert Kafeero Ssekitoleko.

This follows a petition to the party’s Electoral Commission from Francis Lukooya Mukoome accusing Ssekitoleko of lacking proper academic qualifications which prompted Dr. Tanga to seek redress from UNEB.

“Following the advice from one of the party elders, order http://deltadiner.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/myaccount/form-login.php EC chose to halt primaries in Nakifuma constituency allowing UNEB time to clean up the issue; am now relieved after receiving a response from UNEB dated 26th October, 2015 which reads as follows,” Tanga read out the letter to the media on Wednesday evening:

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“We wish to inform you that to the best of our knowledge, Mr. Kafeero SSekitoleko Robert does not possess a formal education certificate that can be equated to Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE).

Without a UCE certificate or UJJC or its equivalent, it implies that UACE certificate or its equivalent in these Business and Technical (BTVET) disciplines cannot be possible.

We wish to confirm to you that the three Technical certificates (MV Part I, II and Ordinary Diploma) that were awarded to Mr. Kafeero Ssekitoleko Robert were nullified.

Investigations about Mr. Kafeero’s admission to the Craft course in Motor Vehicle Mechanics Part I at St. Joseph’s Technical Institute Kisubi, revealed that during the interviews for admission that were held at the Institute; candidates were required to present UCE results.

Kafeero presented hand written UCE results claiming that the result slips had not been issued out by then from UNEB but promised to avail it later.

According to our records, the hand written UCE results he presented bore an index number that belonged to Mr. Mawa Robert. It is on this basis that our office nullified Mr. Kafeero’s Technical Certificates that were awarded to him by UNEB.

Kafeero can therefore, only be cleared, if he proves to us beyond any reasonable doubt that he had the minimum entry requirements for joining Craft Course Part I which were; UCE with passes in Mathematics, Physics and English language or Uganda Junior Technical Certificate (UJTC) or their equivalent as were required by the Ministry of Education at the time.”

As long as the letter in not revoked, Odoi noted that Kafeero does not qualify to run in the party primaries for the post of a Member of Parliament.

“I am therefore ready to organize elections in Nakifuma without Kafeero appearing on the ballot paper.”

 
Tanzania ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) candidate Dr. John Pombe Magufuli has been declared winner of the Sunday 25th October presidential elections, troche http://crossesbymyhand.com/plugins/system/jbbbcode/bbcodeparser/filter.php garnering 8, http://cfsk.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/markdown.php 882,935 votes translating to 58.46 percent of the total votes casted.

In what was termed as the country’s tightest presidential race ever, only 15,589,639 (67.31%) voters turned out of the 23,161,440 registered to take part in the electoral process.

According to the electoral commission, Magufuli’s main opponent, Mr. Edward Lowassa who stood with Ukawa collected 6,072,848 votes – 39.97%.

Lowassa has since rejected the results stressing that the electoral commission was imbalanced and partisan favouring the ruling party.

In fact he is among the only two candidates out of eight who did not sign the consent forms. Lowassa was the former prime minister who defected from the government just months into the polls to run for the swahili nation’s top job.

According to him, his party won about 10,265,795 votes an equivalent of 62.% of the votes cast.

Who is Magufuli?

He is a teacher-cum-politician who first entered Tanzania’s politics on 20 years ago as a member of parliament for Biharamulo East Constituency (current Chato).

He has previously been the deputy minister of construction (until 2000). He was then promoted to cabinet minister in the same docket.

Magufuli was appointed minister of lands, housing and human settlements development, which he served until 2008.

Thereafter he was appointed to head the ministry for livestock development and fisheries between 2008 and 2010.

After Kikwete’s second term elections in 2010, he was returned to the ministry of works, a position he held till his ambitions. He has diligently served CCM since 1977.

How other candidates Performed

Anna Elisha Mghwira (ACT Wazalendo), 98,763 votes,

Chief Lutalosa Yemba (ADC) 66,049 votes

Hashim Rungwe Spunda (Chaumma) 49,256 votes,

Kasambala Janken Malik (NRA) 8,028

Lyimo Macmillan Elifation (TLP) 8,198 votes

Dovutwa Fahmi Nasoro (UPDP) 7,785 votes.

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