By Said Mwishehe, Michuzi TV-Kigoma
The President of Burundi Evarist Ndayishimiye has stated that he is confident that Dr. John Magufuli who is currently on the campaign will win this year’s General Election.
Speaking today at Lake Tanganyika Stadium in Kigoma after receiving 21 tanks in his honor as his first visit to the country since his inauguration as President, President Ndayishimiye said he was confident in the upcoming elections on October 28 this year. Magufuli will win by a landslide.
He said President Magufuli has changed Tanzania and Kigoma has changed. “I congratulate you because Kigoma is not a foreigner but it has changed a lot, it is built. father and children, so I am sure you will win.
At the same time explaining about his arrival, he said he did not come as a friend but came to Tanzania because they believe Tanzanians are their parents since the days of the Father of the Nation Mwalimu Julius Nyerere and he was walking side by side with the founder of their nation Burundi.
He added that during the Burundian uprising, Tanzania agreed to carry the cross of Burundi by accepting refugees, and those who stayed longer were granted citizenship so he thanked President Magufuli and all Tanzanians.
“As you see me here, I see you as my father, I have come to your study to find out what I am doing.
“We will not go back to the old chaos, and I know Burundi is at peace, Kigoma will be very happy as they will not be disturbed.
Earlier, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Professor Paramagamba Kabudi, said today was a special day for the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Burundi due to the arrival of President Evarist Ndayshimye’s working visit to the country.
“President Ndayshime since his election this is his country to come, so for Tanzania that is a great honor and we thank President Ndayshimye for coming to the country,” said Minister Kabudi.
The President of Burundi His Excellency Evariste Ndayishimiye addressing the people at the Lake Tanganyika Stadium in Kigoma region.