It's no longer news that the most powerful man in Tanzania, President John Magufuli has passed away at a hospital in Dar es Salaam. According to reports, the President died of a heart disease that he has battled for more than 10 years. He died aged 61.
Until his death, President John Magufuli was a coronavirus sceptic who had declared Tanzania coronavirus-free and attributed it to God’s help.
According to Tanzania's consitution, Samia will be sworn in as president for the remaining period of the five-year term. Her reign as a president will be historical, as she breaks the wall in politics for women across Africa.
Samia will make history by becoming the first female president in the history of Tanzania. She was also Tanzania's first-ever female Vice-President.
Samia who is currently 61-years-old is happily married to Hafidh Ameir, a famous and retired agriculture officer. Her marriage is blessed with four children; three sons and a daughter.
Her 39-year-old daughter, Wanu Hafidh Ameir is the only one following her footsteps into politics. The beautiful and intelligent lady is a seat member of the Zanzibar House of Representatives.
Samia's political journey has been a slow and steady rise to the top. From 2010 to 2015, she served as thr Member of Parliament of her local constituency was also the Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office for Union Affairs from 2010 to 2015. Today, she's on the verge of creating history.
The story of Samia becoming the president of Tanzania is similar to that of Goodluck Jonathan who took over power after the death of Umaru Musa Yar'adua.
With so much weight on his shoulder, so may people expected Goodluck Jonathan to fail woefully but he turned out to become one of Nigeria's most loved president. Just like Goodluck Jonathan, so many will be expecting Samia to fail but I believe she will excell.
My prayer for Samia is that the Almighty Allah bestowed upon her wisdom to beceome a great president the world will celebrate just like Goodluck Jonathan.
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