A Day after Home Affairs minister Dr Emmanuel Nchimbi directed police to interrogate top officials of Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema), the opposition party’s Secretary General Dr Wilbroad Slaa has said police should “…first work on all the party pending issues…” before they begin to question him.
Dr Slaa feels that since they are several police cases reported by the party, without any investigation report being provided, then he should not have to answer to the police.
He instead demanded for investigation reports from an old conspiracy allegation where an electronic gadget and recorder were apparently found in his room in Dodoma, back in 2009.
Dr Slaa made the statement yesterday as he briefed journalists on the agreements and decisions reached by party leaders during the central committee meeting which was held at Mbezi-garden area in Dar es Salaam on Monday.
In April this year, narrates Dr Slaa, Chadema requested the police to investigate an incident where legislators Highness Kiwia of Ilemela and Salvatory Machemli of Ukerewe and six other people were attacked and seriously injured by unidentified persons in the Ibanda village of Ilemela District in Mwanza but, according to him, nothing has been done so far.
“…I am not ready to be quizzed by police, until they provide me with investigation reports on mentioned matters…” he threatened.
Dr Slaa said that he got a phone call from one of the police officers in Dar es Salaam yesterday asking him for an interrogation appointment, to which he refused.
Chadema National Chairman, Freeman Mbowe confirmed reports of suspicious ‘state agents’ stalking party Secretary General Dr Wilbroad Slaa. He was speaking to journalists on Sunday. He named other party official in fear of their safety as, Information and Publicity Director John Mnyika and the former Arusha Urban legislator Godbless Lema.
Dr Nchimbi, appealed to all political leaders, including Chadema, to seek help from the law-enforcement agencies whenever they feel threatened.