This was after he won the intra-party election which was headed by the Party’s Chairman, Dr John Magufuli by a huge percentage. Dr Mwinyi contested against Shamsi Vuai Nahodha and Khalid Salum Mohamed.
Mr Shamsi Vuai Nahodha got 16 votes, Dr Khalid Mohamed got 19, whereas Dr Mwinyi got 129 votes (78.65 per cent).
The party’s National Executive Council’s (NEC) special committee had earlier on selected and submitted five names for the top position in the isles to the CC for the vetting exercise.
Dr Mwinyi who is the son of the former second phase President of the United Republic of Tanzania Ally Hassan Mwinyi