By Emmanuel Onyango
Tanzania main opposition party Chadema has suspended with immediate effect the Youth Council Chairman for Kilimanjaro region Dickson Kibona to pave the way for investigations on allegations of indiscipline.
The decision of suspending his services was reached and issued by the top party’s disciplinary regional committee members after their meeting which ended Friday.
The decision has indeed caused confusion among members who are still reeling from the party loss on February 26 by-election in Siha in Kilimanjaro region and Kinodoni constituencies, losing them to the ruling.
A press release issued by the party’s secretary representing the northern zone Amani Golugwa said that “Kibona has been suspended by the party’s top executive committee to allow for the investigation over the matters of indiscipline which have been leveled against him.”
The statement, however, did not provide examples of Kibona’s wrongdoings.
“The northern zonal office for Chadema party which is the main point for disciplinary and accountability to the regional party leaders wrote a letter to Kibona in line with sections 6.5.2 of the party’s procedure for taking disciplinary action at a place of work for any alleged offense levelled against any party leader” reads a phrase in the statement..