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‘Oooliskia wapi’ MP lost his Kilwa parliamentary seat in Tanzania.

Dante Mwandawiro
Written by Dante Mwandawiro

“Uliskia wapi”  MP Selemani Bungara of Kilwa South lost his seat in the. recent Tanzani election. He was a second term legislator who vied on an Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT Wazalendo) party. ”Uliska wapi lost to Ally Kasinge of ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM). Kasinge garnered 22,521 against Bungara’s 10,096 votes.

Bungara has been an MP for Kilwa South Constituency since 2005. He became the subject of discussion on social media recently following remarks he made during a press conference, remarks which have been turned into numerous memes with the catchphrase ‘Uliskia Wapi’ being mutilated to ‘Oolisia Wapi’ and even printed on merchandise in Kenya. During the press conference whose video went viral, the outgoing Kilwa South MP was addressing claims that he had joined President John Pombe Magufuli’s Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM).

He went on to announce that he had instead joined the ACT Wazalendo party instead. “We ulisikia wapi!? We ulisikia wapi!? Mheshimiwa ulisikia wapi!? Niliingia katika Chama Cha ACT nataka muelewe hivo,” Bungara said then animatedly.

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