Saturday, July 24, 2010

Very fantastic and chaotic as 800 CCM aspirants in Mara region eye civic and parliamentary seats

A total of 800 Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) members in Mara Region are Vying for civic and parliamentary seats. Mara CCM regional secretary Ndekubali Ndeng’aso said a total of 53 CCM members eyed seven constituencies in the region. He noted that in the race, 18 CCM members were for parliamentary seats, 546 for civic seats, while 148 were for parliamentary special seats and 263 for council special seats. However, the CCM secretary explained that the process went on smoothly although in some areas, ward officers increased nomination fees. “In Mwisenge ward in Musoma town, for instance, ward leaders raised civic nomination fee to 565,000/- from the official 10,000/-,” Ndeng’aso said. The secretary explained that Musoma Urban constituency had attracted 9 aspirants with the incumbent MP Vedastus Mathayo facing stiff opposition from retired CCM regional chairman Enock Mwita Chambiri. Musoma Rural constituency has attracted 11 contestants with fierce competition pitying the incumbent Nimrod Mkono and former MP Dr Charles Magoti.

Mr. Nimrod Mkono, the incumbet member of parliament for Musoma rural

In Mwibara constituency, a total of 10 members have picked nomination forms with Charles Muguta Kajege, who is defending his seat on hot heels with East Africa Community employee Kangi Rugora. In Bunda constituency, Minister for Food Security and Cooperatives Steven Wasira is competing for the parliamentary nomination with a businessman, Giche Marwa, while in Serengeti, four members took nomination forms including the incumbent with stiff competition from Kagera regional health officer Dr Steven Kebwe and a private lawyer practicing in Mwanza Steven Magoiga. According to the CCM secretary, eight aspirants are competing in Rorya constituency with Koryo ward councillor Lameck Airo challenging his stepfather, Prof Philemon Sarungi. Tarime constituency has attracted five contestants with a fierce challenge expected from Nyambari Nyangwine and Kwimba district commissioner Christopher Kangoye trying his luck.


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