The government remains committed in ensuring that the elections in Zanzibar are conducted and concluded well later this month.
Vice-President, Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan made the remarks yesterday in Dar es Salaam when officiating at the 9th Inter-Parliamentary Relations Seminar known as Nanyuki IX Series.
"During the forthcoming Zanzibar elections citizens should comply with all set election laws, guidelines and principles," said the VP. She praised the selection of the theme "Compliance with African Union and Sub-Regional Blocs' Election Benchmarks: the case of the EAC" as being timely.
Through the seminar, the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has taken a strong resolve to appropriately remind governments, electoral management bodies and all stakeholders engaged in electoral process to conduct polls in transparent manner while upholding the declaration of results.
"The issue of credible election in Africa and the attendant sub-regional bodies and the smooth transfer of power is one that cannot and must never be wished away.