President of Tanzania John Magufuli has been declared winner of the country’s October 28 presidential election.
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.
President Magufuli of Tanzania declared winner of 28th October elections.
Acc to electoral commission Mr Magufuli secured 12,516,252 votes, with opposition leader Tundu Lissu coming in second with 1,933,271 votes. pic.twitter.com/8o2UhibqtY
— Samira Sawlani (@samirasawlani) October 30, 2020
The main opposition leader, Tundu Lissu has said that he will not accept the results of Wednesday’s general election.
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.
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.
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.