Media to broadcast election results at the constituency level


The electoral commission has agreed with Media Owners Association to broadcast on live television the repeat presidential election results as declared at the constituency level.

According to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) through their official twitter account, the electoral agency arrived at the decision after a meeting with various stakeholders on Friday, September 29.

With just 25 days to the repeat poll date, the commission is yet to procure crucial poll materials including the printing of ballot papers and results declaration forms, with United Nation Development Programme having withdrawn its offer to handle the ballot paper printing process after the government declined to approve IEBC’s request. IEBC is now considering the controversial alternative of giving the contract to Al Ghurair Publishing and Printing firm in Dubai.

The commissioners held meetings at the Windsor Hotel discussing some of the logistical plans, with the election project team holding related but parallel meetings, with close sources revealing to the Citizen Digital that the electoral agency deliberated on crucial financial decisions.

Despite the political uncertainty that clouds the holding of the fresh presidential election and with the ongoing consultations between various stakeholders and the IEBC, the commission must do what it takes for adequate preparation towards October 26.

IEBC’s tweet acknowledging the agreement between the commission and the Media Owners Associations.

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Story By Majanga Michael
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