//Politics: You are neither Tanzania’s president for life nor chairman of CCM, Magufuli told

Politics: You are neither Tanzania’s president for life nor chairman of CCM, Magufuli told

Tanzania President John Magufuli will recognize the constitutional presidential time period limit, CCM secretary-general Bashiru Ally stated yesterday.

“You have labored carefully with the people, and you will be voted into office by the same people. You are now not the variety of a man or woman with a tendency to dangle on to power, and therefore this is your final term,” he said.

“You are neither the life chairman of CCM nor Tanzania’s president for life. You are, to all intents and purposes, walking in the footsteps of Tanzania’s founding president, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere. Party-hoppers and humans pretending to be sultans must be left to be what they are,” Dr Ally added.

He made the remarks shortly after Dr Magufuli had accumulated nomination forms at the National Electoral Commission (NEC) headquarters in Dodoma.  Dr Ally did no longer identify names, however it was once clear that his remarks had been a broadside directed at Dr Magufuli’s possibly rivals in this year’s elections.

Candidates who have so some distance been recommended by way of their events to contest the Union presidency include Prof Ibrahim Lipumba (CUF), Mr Tundu Lissu (Chadema) and Mr Bernard Membe (ACT-Wazalendo). The listing additionally consists of Mr Seif Maalim Seif (AAFP), Mr Philip Fumbo (DP) and Mr Leopard Mahona (NRA).

Candidates in search of to prevail Dr All Mohammed Shein as President of Zanzibar encompass Mr Seif Shariff Hamad (ACT-Wazalendo) and Dr Hussein Mwinyi (CCM). Mr Hamad will be contesting the Zanzibar presidency for the sixth consecutive time after unsuccessful tries in 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015.

The forms encompass documents that you are required to sign before a High Court choose accepting and promising compliance with the 2020 General Election Code of Ethics,” NEC chairman Semistocles Kaijage said.  Others who accompanied Dr Magufuli to NEC headquarters included Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa, CCM Women’s Wing chairperson Gaudensia Kabaka and National Assembly speaker Job Ndugai.