CONGRATULATION BIDEN, KEEP AN EYE TO AFRICAN DETERIORATED DEMOCRACY
Statement by ACT Wazalendo Foreign Affairs Department on Biden's Inauguration as a New US President:
Today, 20th January 2021, a Congressman Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is sworn in to officially become 46th President of the United States of America.
We, ACT Wazalendo have great hope and confidence in you, regarding your strong and firm belief in democracy, rule of law, equality, and human rights. Most African countries including Tanzania have gone a big step backwards in terms of democracy and rule of law. Elections have lost credibility. Governance have lost all the checks and balance principles. Dictatorship and authoritarian rules have deepened roots in African countries, Tanzania in particular.
The October 2020 general election in Tanzania for instance, was no election rather legitimization of the Magufuli administration's practices of grabbing peoples' will and power of self determination and governance.
We are therefore, of expectations that your administration is going to work closely and strategically on advocating and restoring democracy and rule of law in African countries, specifically Tanzania. Authoritarian rulers of Africa must be brought at halt and hold into account for the best future of African citizens self determination, rule of law, and human rights observation.
While congratulating you for great confidence the American people have in you, we, ACT Wazalendo party widely open the door and room for cooperation with Biden's new American administration. Under Biden, we foresee and expect a new prosperous American society as well as close support to African initiatives on building and strengthening democracy, rule of law and human rights.
Foreign Affairs Department,
20th January, 2021.