The ruling party in Tanzania has said dismissed growing calls from its MPs, President John Magufuli will not extend his term in office.

The 61-year-old president won reelection in October and is currently serving his second and final five-year term in office.

Humphrey Polepole, the CCM party’s publicity secretary, has told parliament that Mr Magufuli has no intentions of remaining in power beyond his current constitutional mandate.

Some ruling party MPs have been calling that the constitution is changed to allow for a third term for him.

“President Magufuli is not harbouring intentions to remain in power,” said Mr Polepole, who is also an MP.

“This is a closed matter at party level… however, I’m not in a position to prevent MPs from airing out their views in parliament,” he said.

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