NEWS- Tanzania’s incumbent President John Magufuli is poised to be declared the overwhelming winner of Wednesday’s election despite widespread allegations of malpractices by the opposition.
The governing party appears to have secured the two-thirds majority in parliament required to change the constitution.
The Tanzanian Electoral Commission has this afternoon announced that President John Magufuli has 83 percent of votes with over 60 percent of ballots counted.
The ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party has won 194 seats in the 393-member parliament, while opposition parties have managed to win just two, with the leaders of the two main opposition parties losing their seats.
Magufuli’s CCM party, a version of which has held power in Tanzania since independence from Britain in 1961, has already retained power in the semi-autonomous state of Zanzibar with 76% of the vote.
The Main opposition presidential candidate Tundu Lissu of the CHADEMA party, who has received 14 percent of the vote so far has cited some irregularities in the process as it is the norm for African politicians who never conceded the defeat.
However, the Tanzanian Electoral Commission has denied allegations of irregularities.
The losing candidate Tundu Lissu is connected to Uganda’s Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) and they’re both mentored by American Lawyer Robert Amsterdam and in his recent message he indicated how the two opposition candidates were going to oust the incumbents.
“Magufuli and M7 have political machines at war with their own people while Robert Kyagulanyi, and Tundu Lissu represent the Voices of their people in epic struggles to unseat one Party Rule and Internal Colonialism must be ended!,” Amsterdam said.
However, Tundu Lissu’s devastating defeat has also predicted Uganda’s Robert Kyagulanyi fate in the forthcoming elections.
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