By Hon Jim Bonnie
REVOLUTION IN TZ – My contacts in Tanzania are telling me that Lowassa of CHADEMA is creating a movement never seen before. He has also managed to unite the opposition into a coalition called UKAWA. Well since independent, CCM has been the dominant and ruling party.
The photos below shows how Edward Lowasa was welcomed today in Arusha Tanzania. Interestingly, Lowasa has the most vibrant social media coverage ever. It is also said that the main media is also giving him an all time wide coverage.
If you look at his facebook page, he has over 250k likes and the photos posted are very professional and telling. His opponent, CCM’s John Magufuli has 16k likes and his page is dormant and boring.
While posts on Magufuli’s wall seems to be more conservative and praises CCM more than the candidate, posts on Lowasa’s page communicate to the people of Tanzania about the value of change, the capabilities of the candidate and the role of the people in determining their destiny.
Lowasa also has very vibrant supporters on social media who champion the agenda of CHADEMA. By the way, CHADEMA has been my party of choice in TZ for all those years and the good news is that I may be travelling to Tanzania on matters related to CHADEMA campaigns. This will be communicated at an appropriate time.
Get this my friends, even if you a housewife, get some interest in politics. On this, those ladies who only take photos of their faces and buttocks then post on social media should get the message. If you cant manage keeping with the tab of international politics, try and keep track of the politics of your country and that of your immediate neighbours.
At this stage, I want to throw the ball back to you and get me your sober views. Will Lowasa manage to pull a surprise and uproot CCM from long hold on power?