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Back to basics! Professor Jay losses his Mikumi political seat



Veteran bongo star Joseph Haule popularly known as Professor Jay has been bundled out of his political seat.

Professor Jay lost his seat as the Mikumi member of Parliament to CCM’s Dennis Lazaro in the just concluded Tanzanian General elections.

Repports from across the border indicate that Lazaro was announced the official winner of the Mikumi seat on Thursday.


Lazaro beat Professor Jay after garnering 31,411 votes as opposed to Jay’s 17,375 votes via the CHADEMA ticket.

Professor Jay’s loss triggered mixed reactions online with many people wondering how he lost his seat considering the fact that he has helped boost his constituency’s development in the last five years.

The rapper’s win as Mikumi MP in 2015 was celebrated by many who lauded him for inspiring youths and entertainers with his political journey. Professor Jay was declared the new Mikumi constituency legislator in the 2015 elections after garnering 32,259 votes.