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Ex- NISA boss Fahad Yassin wins HOP#086 seat in Beledweyne
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Ex- NISA boss Fahad Yassin wins HOP#086 seat in Beledweyne

Former National Intelligence and Security Agency ( NISA) and current National Security Advisor to President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has been elected in ongoing elections in the Central town of Beledweyne, Hirshabelle State on Sunday.

Yassin got 76 votes while his closest challenger Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed received 24 votes in elections conducted at Ugaas Khalif airport a day after a deadly bomb struck the town leaving 13 people and multiple others wounded in a suicide bombing that targeted a restaurant.

Al- Qaeda affiliate group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement through its proxy media.

Fahad who addressed journalists, thanked the State Electoral body for holding elections in the town and said he will make a good representation for the people of Beledweyne and entire Hirshabelle State.

He also conveyed his condolences to the People killed in the suicide bombing and prayed to Allah to grant them the highest rank of paradise.

This even comes as the Federal Electoral body called on Hirshabelle State to suspend the seat pending the determination of complaints loedfed against the seat however the State Electoral poll defied the directive from both the Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble and the Federal Electoral Commission and continue with its election.

Farah Abdulkadir who was occupying the seat in the last five years and a once-powerful justice minister during the reign of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is currently out of the country for medical treatment in India and could not make to the elections.

Fahad joins a list of growing powerful intelligence bosses who have joined the 11th parliament.Among those from the Intel agency who clinched a parliamentary seat include acting NISA chief Yassin Farey and former deputy head of the agency Abdullahi Kulane Jiis.

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