The occassion makes him the very first Tanzanian president to be sworn in the capital city of Dodoma as he enters his secong five-year term which will run to 2025.
Present for the swearing in was Zanzibar President Hussein Ali Mwinyi, Mama Anna Nyerere, wife to the late Father of the Nation Mwalimu Julius Nyerere along with the country's former presidents Ali Hassan Mwinyi and Jakaya Kikwete as well as several presidential delegations from all around the world.
Also in attendance of the oath taking ceremony were presidents Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda, Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe and Azali Assoumani of the Comoros to mention but a handful. Also present for the swearing in were diplomats from Ethiopia, Kuwait, Qatar, EU, China and the US among many others.
In his speech, Ugands's president Yoweri Museveni congratulated president Magufuli and praised Tanzanians for conducting peaceful elections.
He recognised Tanzanian's achievement of middle income status and said his own country is working to reach the same status. He urged for African unity and noted that thanks to the peace works and visionary leadership of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, today countries from across Africa work in harmony.
According to NEC, the president John Pombe Magufuli racked in 12.5 million votes of the 15 million people that voted which is equivalent to over 84 percent of the votes.
As a United Democratic Republic, Tanzania is made up of the Mainland and the Island of Zanzibar. A day before Magufuli’s Mainland win was announced, Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi took presidency of Zanzibar winning 76 % of majority votes to become the 8th president of the Isle.
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