CCM warns cadres to stop campaigning before time

29May 2020
The Guardian
CCM warns cadres to stop campaigning before time

​​​​​​​THE ruling CCM in Arusha Region has cautioned some of its cadres with intention to contest for parliamentary and councillorship posts to stop lobbying in their wards and constituencies.

Arusha Regional Secretary Musa Matoroka.

The party also said it has already received forms for contesting in councillorship and parliamentary posts and that in due time they will be issued in accordance with the party’s regulations.

The warning was given here yesterday by the party’s Arusha Regional Secretary Musa Matoroka in his office saying that the party was closely following up the reports involving some party cadres starting lobbying before time, and that the party will take appropriate action against these cadres who flout party regulations and procedures.

Matoroka said it’s better for party cadres with intentions to contest for these elective posts to wait until appropriate time to start their campaigns because by doing so they are creating factions within the party.

He also directed political committees in the district and wards to closely follow-up these cadres and in case they find these people lobbying for posts before time, they should report them to the party’s regional level.

He added that in case these committees will fail to submit names of the cadres who flout procedures steps will be taken against the committees themselves.

He said elections are in wards and districts levels hence it is better for them to identify these cadres who do not want to adhere to party procedures.

Some CCM members who did not want their names disclosed in newspapers confessed the existence of these cadres especially those vying for the parliamentary post, saying they go around in the constituency and wards and establish support bases.