Chama cha Mapinduzi’s National Executive Council (NEC) has approved membership of seven former officials of the opposition, including Chadema’s National Youth Wing (BAVICHA) chairman, Patrobas Katambi and Advocate Albert Msando from ACT-Wazalendo.
In the meeting held in Dar es Salaam today under Chairman John Magufuli, other opposition members approved by NEC meeting to become CCM members are Kitila Mkumbo, who defected from ACT-Wazalendo, former Home Affairs Minister Lawrence Masha (Chadema), Edna Sunga and Samson Mwigamba all from ACT-Wazalendo).
Meanwhile, Sofia Simba’s plea to return to CCM has been approved by NEC. Since she was expelled from the party early this year, according to Dr Magufuli, Sofia has been consistently writing to the party, pleading for forgiveness.
Magufuli told the newly approved members that they are eligible to contest any post in the party from today.