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Kenya’s Presidential Candidate, Wajackoyah to address rally in Arusha, Tanzania

Kenya’s former presidential candidate, George Luchiri Wajackoyah is expected to make a scene in Arusha on the first day of March 2023, when the Northern Tanzania City holds a big political rally.

The Public meeting, organized by the Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo, the leading opposition party in Tanzania, is essentially a welcoming event for the former Member of Parliament of Arusha, Godbelss Lema.

Lema, an outspoken member of CHADEMA, was forced to flee into exile with his family following a series of death threats allegedly issued to him by some government officials.

That was during the reign of former Tanzanian President, the late John Pombe Magufuli.

He thus escaped to Nairobi, Kenya, in December 2020, seeking political asylum and eventually flew to Canada.

Lema believes to have won the 2020 Parliamentary Elections but somehow the poll results were tampered with in favour of Mrisho Gambo who contested via the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party.

Now the politician is flying back after President Samia Suluhu revoked the order which banned all political activities by members of the opposition, allowing even political rallies.

The opposition groups such as the ACT Wazalendo and the Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo have been organizing big public rallies across the country, after the permission.

Arusha, which has always been the opposition stronghold, hasn’t been in any hurry to stage a rally and now plans the maiden one with aplomb on the day of Godbless Lema’s return.

 Lema has even invited members of the ruling CCM Party to attend the meeting slated for March 1, 2023 in Arusha.

Other invited guests include politicians from the neighbouring country of Kenya.

Among them is Wajackoyah, the legal practitioner based in Nairobi, who is also an independent political campaigner.

Wajackoyah was among the presidential candidates in Kenya’s 2022 General Elections of August 2022.

He was running under the Roots Party of Kenya which supports the legalisation of bhang in Kenya.

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