ZANZIBAR President Ali Mohamed Shein (Pic. Daily News)

NORTH UNGUJA – The Vice-Chairman for ZANZIBAR in the ruling CHAMA CHA MAPINDUZI Party of TANZANIA has given a stern warning to underperforming lawmakers and councillors in his semi-autonomous country.

ALI MOHAMED SHEIN, who is the President of ZANZIBAR, says such people will not get another chance to represent the party in the 2020 general elections.

The DAILY NEWS says he has ordered his party regional and district political committees in North UNGUJA Region to assess the performance of their MPs, Representatives, and Councillors.

It says the evaluation will focus on efficient execution of the CHAMA CHA MAPINDUZI 2015-to-2020 Election Manifesto and will deny nomination forms for the next elections to failures.

President SHEIN says MPs, Representatives, and Councillors are obliged to oversee a fruitful implementation of the party election manifesto in their respective constituencies and wards, and the requirement is not an option.

The daily newspaper says he has issued the stern warning during an intra-party meeting with CHAMA CHA MAPINDUZI 10-cell leaders in the North-A District in North UNGUJA.

President SHEIN says any elected leader who will not fulfil his or her election promises should not get another chance to bear the party flag in the 2020 polls.

He emphasises the ruling party will have no mercy with political flops, saying nominating failures will undermine CHAMA CHA MAPINDUZI chances of winning enough seats in the National Assembly.

President SHEIN has made the remarks in response to a statement by North UNGUJA Party Chairman IDD ALI AME, saying the political committee had received complaints against non-performing leaders during a regional tour to strengthen the party.

Mr AME says the regional political committee visited NINE constituencies within the region and met voters who complained about leaders who had failed to honour pledges they made during the 2015 General Elections.

President SHEIN says the TANZANIAN CHAMA CHA MAPINDUZI has confidence in 10-cell leaders, who play a crucial role to maintain the party’s winning position during elections, and are close to the citizens, creating a bond with the voters.

ZANZIBAR is a semi-autonomous region of TANZANIA and comprises the mainland, many small islands and TWO large ones – UNGUJA, the main island referred to informally as ZANZIBAR, and the PEMBA Island./Sabanews/cam

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