Statement on Nullification of Elections in Zanzibar
The EAC Election Observation Mission (EOM) to the General Elections in the United Republic of Tanzania on 25th October 2015, led by H.E. Arthur Moody Awori, deployed in all regions of the United Republic of Tanzania. The Mission observed voting and counting of votes and the Mission’s overall assessment of the process at polling stations was that it was peaceful and transparent up to the polling and counting processes.
The Mission issued its Preliminary Statement on the General Elections on Tuesday, 27th October 2015 and indicated that it will continue to follow the electoral process to its conclusion.
The Mission, however, notes with concern the Statement issued by the Chairman of the Zanzibar Electoral Commission, nullifying the Zanzibar elections. The Mission urges the political leadership of the United Republic of Tanzania to urgently address this situation for the sake of democracy and stability of the country.
Head of Mission
H.E. Arthur Moody Awori