Ex- Somali PM Omar Sharmake pokes hole in the ongoing elections.
Former Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke has poked holes in the ongoing Lower House elections across the Five regional States.
In a statement carried on his Twitter handle, Omar Abdirashid Sharmake termed the ongoing House of People elections as shambolic and one that would produce “half-baked MPs whose will not execute their mandate as required.
Sharmarke described the exercise as “horrific” and warned against violations of the Electoral procedure set out by the recent National Consultative Council meeting that called for transparent and credible elections.
He also took a swipe at the Puntland administration for convening and holding elections inside a military camp saying such a move could have serious ramifications and cast doubt on the credibility of the poll.
Abdirashid said abetting of malpractices in the elections had already been ruled on and wondered why the NCC outcome was not fully complied with.
“If elections are held in military barracks, what is the risk that FEIT will openly address these irregularities. Let’s take this into account for the endless problems that appear. Do we foolishly accept everything that is cooked? “The reality is that we are scared of what we are afraid of,” said Sharmarke on Twitter.
His statements comes a day after the Puntland State Electoral Commission on Saturday held five elections for the House of people seats in a military barrack which ignited concerns and outrage about the transparency of the elections.
This also even as a section of Somaliland politicians led by Upper House speaker Abdi Hashi Abdullahi and traditional elder Burmadow claimed Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has resorted to looting seats allocated for Northern Somaliland and called on the international community to intervene and prevent the country from being plunged into a civil war.