Retired Army Captain John Komba has threatened to embark on a rebellion if the Constituent Assembly (CA) adopts a three-government system as proposed in the second draft constitution.
The member of the Constituent Assembly (MCA) said he would be the last person to endorse the three-tier Union model and that he would defend the status quo at all costs.
“Woe unto you if you will be persuaded to buy the idea of a three-government system…I will retreat into the forest to fight for the two-tier Union structure,” he warned amid laughter. He also accused three members of the Constitution Review Commission (CRC), who proposed the federal state in the draft Katiba, of committing betrayal of the highest order against the Father of the Nation, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere.
Those accused are CRC chairperson, Judge Joseph Warioba, former Premier Salim Ahmed Salim and Mr Joseph Butiku.
“Why do I categorically charge the trio? They were among the closest aides of Mwalimu Nyerere…they applauded Mwalimu before anyone…they ate ugali and bread and drank tea with him.
“…they know exactly Mwalimu died believing in the two-government system. How on earth are they abandoning it,” queried Captain Komba.
He said by blessing the three-government system in the second draft constitution, the three, who are also members of the ruling CCM had also betrayed their party.
The sin the trio had committed, according to Captain Komba, was second to that of Adam and Eve which saw the world’s first couple thrown out of the Garden of Eden.