CCM picks Dr Mwinyi as Zanzibar presidential candidate

10Jul 2020
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
CCM picks Dr Mwinyi as Zanzibar presidential candidate

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of Chama Cha Mapinduzi has elected Dr Hussein Mwinyi as the party's candidate for Zanzibar presidency in the October general election. Mwinyi polled 129 votes, beating Shamsi Vuai Nahodha (16) and Dr Khalid Mohamed (19).

Dr Hussein Mwinyi.

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