Word in the high street is that President Uhuru and his top handlers are scratching their heads after Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s close friend Hon John Magufuli emerged top in the Tanzania ruling party CCM nominations.
Jubilee regime was silently supporting former prime minister hon Edward Lowassa.
Hon Lowassa has been linked to corruption scandals.
From an initial group of 38 aspirants, Hon John P. Magufuli was nominated as the flag bearer for the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) in the forthcoming general elections in Tanzania.
Hon Magufuli was last in Kenya when he joined mourners at the funeral of Raila son the late Fidel Castro Makarios Odinga aka Obange where he represented President Jakaya Kikwete. Hon Magufuli delivered a moving euology to CORD Leader Prime Minister Raila Odinga who is also a personal friend to Magufuli.
All factors remaining constant, Magufuli is now on course and likely to be the next Head of State of the United Republic of Tanzania.
President Kikwete has been a thorn in the fresh especially to dictators in the region including aged Uganda despot Yoweri Museveni, Rwanda’s Kagame and the ‘ailing’ South Sudan president S Kiir.
Hon Lowassa was not shortlisted by the top CCM organ that met on Friday. There must an underlying reason why Lowassa was dropped for the second time. In 1995 Lowassa’s ambition of ascending to presidency was nipped by the country’s founding father and Pan-African hero mwalimu Julius Nyerere who strongly believed that Lowassa was not then correct material for the President.
Here are some Photos of Hon Magufuli>>