Dr Mwinyi made the remarks here on Monday at the launching of a Task Force for processing arising issues from the democracy stakeholders meeting.
He said political issues touches people’s feelings in various ways, and people assimilate politicians’ statements in different contexts, hence, he added, it is the responsibility of politicians to be careful of what they say and do.
He added appointed Members of the Task Force have the responsibility in exercising diligence, wisdom, patriotism and experience in their analyses and avoid issues that will be found to be divisive and obstacles to development.
He also called upon task Force Members to put aside their political differences and work by the ethics and regulations that lead them for the wider national interests.
“Do not force issues merely to protect the interests of your own parties…..democracy must reign when making important decisions on issues that have caused divisions in among your ranks,” he said.
He said processing issues should aim to develop politics that unify Tanzanians and strengthen foundations of equality, unity and solidarity.
He pledged that both governments (Union and Isles) to provide every kind of cooperation needed in the implementation and completion of the Task Force responsibilities.
He expressed his pleasure by the appointed Members, including experienced experts in leadership issues, conflict resolutions, good governance and human rights as well as other legal issues, and expressed his hope that the decisions reached will be a great contribution for spurring political, economic and social development.
He also called on Task Force Members to understand that the task entrusted to them has a wider interest of the nation; hence it would be better for them to perform their responsibilities with great diligence to arrive at intended goals.
For his part, Zanzibar’s First Vice President, Othman Masoud Othman said the formation of the Task Force is a great investment for the country’s destiny; hence he called on Tanzanians to assess the step being taken.
Zanzibar’s Minister of state in the second Vice President’s Office (Policy and House of Representatives Coordination). Dr Khalid Salum Mohamed thanked Union President Samia Suluhu Hassan and her Isles counterpart, Dr Mwinyi for leading the country diligently with the aim of building up unity and solidarity in the country.
The Task Force for processing issues that emerged during the democracy stakeholders meeting recently held in Dodoma is made up of 25 members under the chairmanship of Prof Rwekaza Mukandara and Vice Chairman Hamad Rashid Mohamed.