Vomi News 247
Although several African countries have their democracies put to test after most leaders are showing no signs of leave office even after the expiration of their term of office that is not the case in Tanzania.
Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli has finally broken his silence and made a decision after United Republic of Tanzania’s Parliament deliberated on extending his term in office after he completes his second term in the coming elections
As reported earlier, CCM Party’s member of parliament Ali Kessy had caused Uproar among Tanzanians after he made a pronouncement that parliament extends Magufuli’s term further, a declaration that was supported by Speaker of Parliament Mr Ndungai among other MPs in the house
Magufuli has now come out to clear the air on the controversial topic affirming that he will obey the Constitution and pave way for a successor at the end of his term.
He further urged Tanzanians to pray for him so that he does not become arrogant and think otherwise
“I request that you continue praying for me so that I don’t become arrogant. I would like to finish my term as per the Constitution term and pave way for another successor as enshrined in our constitution,” Magufuli stressed
Reports of extending his term in office had elicited mixed reactions from Tanzanians, some siding with the move while others were pessimistic of individualizing the presidency