Opposition candidates submits list of disputed names in poll agency
Council of Presidential Candidates has submitted names of at least 20 individuals they accused of supporting the federal government in the electoral committee.
Following a meeting at the Jazeera Hotel in Mogadishu, the Council of the Presidential Candidates agreed to file a list of up to 20 names they want to be removed from both committees, whom they allege to be loyalists of the federal government.
”We had a fruitful meeting today with Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble. We discussed efforts to implement the elections, and submitted a list of members of the electoral commissions who are barred by law from being part of the electoral administration,” Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said.
Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble on Saturday appointed a ministerial-level committee to look into complaints against some members of the indirect election Federal and State-level committees.
Government Spokesperson, Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu, said the move was in fulfilment of Article 1 of the recently signed election pact and
”PM Mohamed Hussein Roble has appointed a ministerial-level committee to verify complaints against some members of the Electoral Commissions of both levels of electoral Federal and State commissions in accordance with Article 1 of the National Electoral Consultative Agreement,” Moalimu said in a statement.
Somali political stakeholders last week agreed to hold free, fair and inclusive elections within 60 days after days of negotiations in the capital Mogadishu.
The deal said indirect elections will be held within the next 60 days, with each region designating two venues to allow clan elders and clan representatives to select lawmakers to the lower house.