I Will Not Extend My Presidential Limit Even By A Minute- Magufuli Trashes MPs Proposal For Term Limits Extension In Tanzania

I Will Not Extend My Presidential Limit Even By A Minute- Magufuli Trashes MPs Proposal For Term Limits Extension In Tanzania

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By Spy Uganda Correspondent 

Tanzania: The ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party in Tanzania has dismissed term limits extension proposal from its MPs calling for change in the constitution to enable President John Magufuli extend his term in office.

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The 61-year-old president, who won elections in October last year is currently serving his second and final five-year term in office according to Tanzania’s Constitution.

Humphrey Polepole, the CCM party’s publicity secretary and also a member of parliament has revealed that Mr Magufuli has no intentions of remaining in power beyond his current constitutional mandate.

However, Some ruling party MPs have been proposing the constitution be changed to allow for a third term for him.

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“President Magufuli is not harboring intentions to remain in power,”Polepole said.

“This is a closed matter at party level… however, I’m not in a position to prevent MPs from airing out their views in parliament,” he added.

Polepole’s response follows a number of opposition MPs who tasked the ruling party to give their opinion on whether they are endorsing the calls for a presidential term limit extension.

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During his first term in office, Mr Magufuli had dismissed such proposals adding that he will never temper and disrespect the constitution

“I will not extend my [presidential] limit even by a minute.” he noted.

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