EC spokesperson Jotham Taremwa says private tally centers are only for comparison purposes
The Electoral Commission (EC) has permitted presidential candidates to set up their private tally centers provided they do not declare results.
The law only provides for the EC to announce official results from the polls.
EC spokesperson Jotham Taremwa says private tally centers are only for comparison purposes.
"Candidates can create their own offices where they are receiving their results. It's not against the law and if I am a candidate then I'm interested in knowing how I've performed" Taremwa said.
"I hope on the basis of those tallies they make, they are not going to announce themselves. But for purposes of comparing what they have and what we are announcing at the end of the day, it's ok, they can do their own tallying" he added.
Taremwa said this during the training of 50 Electoral Commission officers on how to use the election results transmission and dissemination system.