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John Magufuli sworn-in as Tanzania’s President for second term

John Magufuli sworn-in as Tanzania’s President for the second five-year term in office after winning last week’s election with 84.4% of the votes.

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President John Magufuli swears in for the second term which is expected to last until 2025.

(The African Stand) — President John Magufuli has on Thursday, November been sworn in as Tanzania’s President for the second term seven days after he was declared the winner of the October 28 polls.

President Magufuli and Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan took the oath of office separately in Dodoma’s Jamhuri Stadium, a ceremony that was witnessed by thousands of Tanzanians alongside foreign dignitaries.

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Magufuli was re-elected for a second term last week, securing a huge victory against his main opponent Tundu Lissu

He was sworn in before Judge Ibrahim Hamisi Juma, Chief Secretary John Kijazi amidst scores of people, visiting Presidents, and other dignitaries present on the occasion.

President Magufuli promised to be faithful, work for the country as well as protect the country’s constitution.

He later signed the oath of promise before being handed the constitution, he was then handed traditional symbols of power which include a spear and shield. Magufuli was first elected as President in 2015, his next five-year term is expected to end in 2025.

Johnny Mapesa

Written by Johnny Mapesa

Johnny Mapesa is an award-winning Kenyan journalist who is driven with passion and has worked for several media brands both locally and internationally and currently working with African Stand.

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