EAC releases poll result report

Thursday October 29 2015

EAC Observer Mission Mr. Moody Awori

EAC Observer Mission Mr. Moody Awori 

By Zephania Ubwani The Citizen Reporter

 Arusha. The East African Community (EAC) has released a preliminary report on last Sunday's polls stating it is concerned by the number disputes arising from disputed presidential results.

"There is need to establish a mechanism to manage disputes caused by presidential results", the report signed by the Head of the EAC Observer Mission Mr. Moody Awori stated.

Mr. Awor is a  former vice president of Kenya and headed a 55-member team from the Community to observe the Tanzanian polls.

The report comes amid claims by the Coalition of People's Constitution (Ukawa) that NEC's poll results favour the ruling CCM party, an allegation the commission has vehemently refuted.

This year's poll for a  Union president is a two-horse race between CCM's Dr. John Pombe Magufuli and  the Ukawa presidential candidate, Edward Lowassa, the former prime minister who defected to the opposition recently.

The EAC, which deployed 18 teams of observers to various parts of the country, including Zanzibar, was not categorical on what can be done about   disputed presidential votes but suggested the system should be reviewed to benefit all parties.