Ntewewe Wants ‘Wamuyaya’ Candidates Barred from the Ballot


The Young African Leaders Initiative has revived the debate around perpetual election candidates being barred from contesting elections. Speaking when he made an appearance on Prime TV’s Breakfast show on Thursday, YALI President Andrew Ntewewe said the country cannot afford to continue allowing individuals to run political parties like family businesses as doing so defeats the intentions of democracy. He said the country’s democracy can only thrive when there is competition in and within political parties starting from the top leadership in political parties and that limiting the number of times one appears on a presidential ballot would open up spaces for intra party democracy.

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