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Tanzania: Professor Jay loses parliamentary seat as Babu Tale, Mwana FA become new celebrity MPs

Tanzanian rapper-cum-politician Joseph Haule alias Professor Jay has failed to defend his Mikumi parliamentary seat.

Jay lost his seat to Dennis Lazaro of Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) who garnered 31,411 votes against Jay’s 17,375.

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“Msimamizi wa Uchaguzi Jimbo la Mikumi, amemtangaza Dennis Lazaro wa CCM kushinda kiti cha ubunge akipata kura 31,411 (62.7%) dhidi ya Joseph Haule wa CHADEMA.

“Pia kwa mujibu wa msimamizi wa uchaguzi katika jimbo hilo, CCM imeshinda udiwani katika kata zote 40,” a statement declaring Lazaro a winner read.

In other news regarding the country’s election, Diamond Platnumz’s manager Shaban Tale, alias Babu Tale and musician Hamis Mwinjuma, alias Mwana FA won Morogoro South East and Muheza parliamentary seats respectively.

Babu Tale was declared the winner after going unopposed. On his side, Mwana FA floored Chadema’s Yosepher Komba after garnering 47,578 votes against Komba’s 12,038 votes.

Mkubwa Fella who is also Diamond’s manager was elected for the second term as the councilor for Kilungule.

Elsewhere, Kilwa South MP Suleiman Bungala aka Bwege lost his seat to CCM’s Ally Kasinge who scooped 22,521 votes against Bwege’s 10,096 votes.

“Msimamizi wa Uchaguzi Jimbo la Kilwa Kaskazini na Kilwa Kusini amemtangaza Ally Kasinge wa CCM kuwa mshindi wa Ubunge katika Jimbo la Kilwa Kusini baada ya kupata kura 22,521 huku aliyekuwa Mbunge wa Jimbo hilo Seleman Bungala (Bwege) ACT akipata kura 10,096,” reads an update.

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Bwege is famous for his slogan “We Oliskia Wapi”.

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