Tanzanian President John Magufuli will not seek to extend presidential terms in the country, his party said Saturday, moving to quash calls from some members of the ruling party to prolong his rule.
Magufuli “informed party members and other Tanzanians that the ongoing debate about increasing the presidential term from five to seven years displeases him,” his ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) said in a statement.
Instead, Magufuli has urged Tanzanians to focus on building the country’s economy.
”The debate on extending the term limit is useless. Tanzanians should concentrate on building their economy,” the president said.