Tanzanian ruling party has criticised a “misleading” story published by a newspaper owned by the party claiming that President Samia Suluhu Hassan will not run for a new term in 2025.
Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) said the paper flouted media regulations by distorting what the president said in a BBC interview on Monday.
CCM said in a statement on Wednesday that the newspaper’s actions would “not be tolerated at all” and punitive measures would be taken against those involved in the report.
“President Samia’s thoughts and efforts for now are focused on serving Tanzanians and nothing else,” the party said.
A prominent Tanzanian journalist shared a copy of CCM’s statement, highlighting the contradiction of its condemnation.
President Samia took over after president John Magufuli died in March.
In the BBC interview, she deferred on the issue when asked if she would run for a second term in 2025:
“Let’s work first…that has two sides, we work first and see how we are progressing…2025 we leave it to God. We may reach there or not…Let’s leave it to God,” she saidArticle share tools
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