Tanzania’s main opposition Chadema political party will officially launch its campaign for the October 25 general election Saturday in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.
Tumaini Makene, Chadema Party spokesman, says his group aims to present a united front with other opposition parties known as UKAWA, to challenge and break the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party’s dominance.
Senior officials of the party and other prominent opposition leaders plan to participate in the campaign launch, according to Makene. He says the party, which campaigns on the platform of change, represents the hopes and aspirations of many Tanzanians, who he says are fed up with the country’s poor and ineffective leadership from the ruling CCM.
“People are coming from all parts of the country to witness what is going to be happening. It will be broadcast live on television and radio,” said Makene.