Tanzanian police assure public of peaceful general elections

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Tanzanian police on Monday assured the public of peaceful general elections slated for October 2020.

Addressing a rally in Singida region, Tanzania’s Inspector General of Police Simon Sirro said the police are well prepared to make sure that the elections were held in a very peaceful environment.

The police chief made the assurance as the National Electoral Commission was making preparations, including preparation and endorsement of electoral ethics by leaders of political parties and updating of the voters’ registration.

“We are looking forward to calm and peaceful elections. Those who will dare to create chaos will be dealt with accordingly,” Sirro told the rally.

On March 26, Tanzanian President John Magufuli said the country’s October 2020 general elections will be held as planned despite the COVID-19 outbreak.

Over 30 million Tanzanians out of a population of about 55 million will vote for councilors, parliamentarians, and the president in the general elections, according to Tanzania’s electoral body. Enditem

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