Take care in campaigns, Dr Shein cautions youth

10Aug 2020
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Take care in campaigns, Dr Shein cautions youth

AS the country enters election mood, Zanzibar President Dr Ali Mohamed Shein has called on young people to desist from engaging in violent politics that can  disrupt peace and harmony during the polls.

Closing the Nanenane agricultural exhibition at Chamanangwe in Wete District, Pemba North Region at the weekend, Dr Shein advised the youth to use their energies positively and not allow politicians to use them.

He said experience shows that portions of the youth are easily captivated by people with bad intentions for the country to engage in activities that breach the peace.

Dr Shein stressed that the only instrument for justice in election issues is the High Court hence anybody who feels he has been denied justice should seek redress from the court.

Defence and security forces are prepared to confront anybody intending to breach the peace before, during and after the voting, he stated.

Multiparty democracy was not introduced for people to fight one another because of politics, in which case the youth should not be cajoled into activities that would breach the peace, he emphasized.

He said it is easy to breach the peace but it is difficult to restore it, underlining that Zanzibar and the Mainland will be safe as elections draw near, with everybody going about their daily activities in peace.

He said all achievements gained in implementing the government’s development plans including for the agricultural sector have been realized because of existing peace and tranquility in the country.

He hailed the Ministry for Agriculture, Natural Resources, Livestock and Fisheries for being innovative for this year’s Nanenane Exhibition with the motto, “We should maintain tranquility for the country’s agricultural development.”

The slogan was important at this time when the country is about to hold elections, he added. 

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