Tanzanian opposition leader, Tundu Lissu was on Monday 3 August nominated by governing council of Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo ( Chadema) to vie for presidency in October 2020 general elections.
According to BBC, Lissu gernered 405 votes out of 442 casted votes beating Lazaro Nyalandu and Maryrose Majinge who both gernered 36 and 1 vote respectively.
The former Singinda East MP is set to be officially endorsed by party members as the party’s presidential candidate during Chadema’s National Convention on Tuesday 4.
Upon endorsement, he will be battling with incumbent John Pombe Magufuli who is seeking re – election for a second time on Chama cha Mapenduzi (CCM).
Speaking after his nomination in Dar es Salaam, the firebrand politician – cum – lawyer thanked the governing council for nominating him adding that his nomination is a win for the party.
“This is not my win, but that of the party, we have a huge task ahead of us, let us focus.” He said.
His nomination comes a wek after he returned home after three years of exile in Belgium.
Mr. Lissu survived assassination attempt and was undergoing treatment in Belgium.