Key Tanzanian opposition leaders are willing to bank on President Samia Suluhu Hassan to deliver political and constitutional reforms, heralding ... a new democratic dispensation. However, the powerful intelligence services, which had been a 'private army' for former president John Magufuli, stand in her way, as well as her own political party.
It was a presidential declaration that had been planned for several months. Supporters of Senator Okorocha converged on the International Conference Centre in Abuja to witness his formal declaration to run. For more than 30 minutes, the former governor of Imo State delivered a speech that was inspired by US human rights activist Martin Luther King’s historic, ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.