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Tanzania: John Magufuli wins presidential election

Ernest Gyedu
Ernest Gyedu also known as Fantasma is a Socio economic data analyst who also has knowledge in Geospatial analysis. He is a hardworking goal driven and determind young lad who holds the portfolio of co-founder and managing director of hypercitigh media group.
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President of Tanzania John Magufuli has been declared winner of the country’s October 28 presidential election.

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The electoral commission declared Mr Magufuli winner saying he secured over 12.5 million votes, with opposition leader Tundu Lissu coming in second with almost 2 million votes.

Over 15 million out of some 29.7 million registered voters participated in the election which also say the ruling party winning 218 of the 220 seats.

The main opposition leader, Tundu Lissu has said that he will not accept the results of Wednesday’s general election.

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He has alleged that there were voting irregularities and fraud in Wednesday’s general election.

The head of the National Elections Commission, Semistocles Kaijage has however rejected those claims, saying there was no evidence to that.

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The opposition also said there were irregularities in the semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar, where unrest marred early voting on 27 October.

“Whatever happened yesterday (Wednesday) was not an election,” Tundu Lissu told journalists in the main city Dar es Salaam.

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Mr. Magufuli is now set for a second term in office with rights groups accusing him of restricting democratic freedoms during his first term in office.



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