By Our Reporter
The speaker of Tanzania’s Parliament Job Nfugai on Thursday quit his speakership role after a feud with Tanzania’s president Samia Suluhu Hassan.
Job Ndugai was a strong supporter of Magufuli and had also served as deputy Speaker from 2010 to 2015.
The 58 year old had criticised Samia last week over Tanzania’s excessive foreign borrowing, citing that a day will come and Tanzania will be sold off.
His remarks became a debate in Tanzania and many people lashed out at Job for criticising President Hassan. He however apologized to the president saying his remarks were misunderstood.
“This is my personal and voluntary decision for the interest of my country, government and my party CCM,” Nfugai said in a statement he wrote to to the Chama Cha Mapinduzi’s secretary general.
Samia Suluhu Hassan became president of Tanzania in 2021 after the death of John Pombe Magufuli aka Bulldozer who was popular for authoritarian leadership style.
On Tuesday, Suluhu hinted on carrying out a cabinet reshuffle to expel Minister’s who she suspects are siding with rival politicians in the Chama Cha Mapinduzi party.