Tanzania opposition chief to finish exile after rally ban lifted | Information
Former presidential candidate Lissu says he’ll return residence on January 25 and ‘get again to work’.
Tanzania’s opposition chief and former presidential candidate Tundu Lissu has stated he’ll return residence this month from exile in Europe to “write a brand new chapter” after the federal government’s resolution to carry a ban on political rallies.
President Samia Suluhu Hassan lifted the six-and-a-half-year ban on political rallies final week, a part of her reconciliation technique after taking up the presidency in March 2021 following the demise of her predecessor John Magufuli.
The ban, imposed by Magufuli in 2016, allowed elected politicians to conduct rallies of their constituencies however barred different political rallies and protests.
“With the lifting of the unlawful ban on political exercise, it’s now time to return residence and get again to work,” Lissu stated on Twitter on Friday, saying he would arrive on January 25.
In a speech streamed reside on YouTube and carried on native channels in Tanzania, Lissu stated “we can’t proceed to endlessly reside in exile”.
“I’m optimistic that we’ll write a brand new chapter this yr … 2023 is a crucial yr within the historical past of our nation,” he stated.
It is now official: I will be kissing Tanzanian soil as soon as once more on Wed. 25 Jan., 2023, at 13:35 hrs native time. I will arrive aboard Ethiopian Airways