Lissu has been holding political rallies throughout the nation since coming back from exile in January.
In June 2016, Magufuli prohibited elected officers from holding rallies outdoors their constituencies. The previous president argued that election season was over and rallies have been a waste of time and a distraction from growth.
This quickly grew to become a blanket ban for political gatherings because the police turned down opposition requests to organise rallies. In some circumstances, even inner occasion conferences have been disrupted with leaders and their followers harassed and arrested.
However Magufuli himself saved holding rallies and crisscrossing the nation by highway along with his entourage, making quite a few impromptu stops to handle locals and make off-script selections.
Hassan, his successor, has made strikes to reconcile with the opposition, together with lifting the ban. However she was additionally seen as persevering with a number of the draconian insurance policies of her predecessor – together with a seven-month imprisonment of Chadema chief Freeman Mbowe on expenses of “terrorism financing”.