He jumped higher than any Maasai anywhere in the world but as defeat sinks in for him, the coalition he led, UKAWA, composed mainly of the Opposition party Chadema, has however inflected massive wounds in the ruling party CCM that one concludes the Rubicon is already crossed.
Chadema has entered the presidential homestretch, and observers posit it is a matter of time. This is good news for Tanzania democracy, for CCM is no longer a de facto single actor in Tanzani politics, though it endured this year’s election.
For Edward Lowassa, though his presidential bid (for this year) has been nipped in the bud, he now officially starts the life of being outside government, critical to understanding and appreciating the struggles of the selfless politicians who made him their presidential contender. He is where CORD co-principal and former Vice President was in Post-March 4 after losing the 2013 elections.