Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has won re-election with a landslide victory in a poll that the opposition has described as fraudulent.
Mr. Magufuli’s main rival, Tundu Lissu, has said his party’s agents were prevented from entering polling stations during the Wednesday’s election.
The National Electoral Commission has dismissed the claims of fraud.
In its final results, the NEC said the president took 84% of the vote, while Mr. Lissu received 13%.
An observer mission from the East African Community said yesterday that the election was “conducted in a regular manner”.
On Thursday, Mr Lissu, who was the candidate for Chadema, said he would not accept the results saying the vote was “was not an election by both Tanzanian and international laws but just a gang of people who have just decided to misuse state machinery to cling to power.” END