Tundu Lissu raises alarm over rejection of Tanzania's opposition candidates

Tanzania's former MP and presidential candidate of the Chadema main opposition party Tundu Lissu speaks during the offical launch of the party's election campaign at Mbagala Zakhem in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on August 28, 2020. 

Photo credit: Ericky Boniphace | AFP

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  • Mr Lissu said there will be peaceful protests to demand justice for barred candidates across the country.

Dar es Salaam. Tanzanian presidential candidate, Tundu Lissu, has raised concerns over rampant disqualifications suffered by opposition parties, disclosing that about 1,020 Chadema councillorship candidates were disqualified out of 3,754 aspirants filed in 3,955 wards in mainland Tanzania. 

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