Federal electoral body rejects results of Fahad Yassin, reiterates its earlier stand on the suspension of the election of the seat
Somali Federal Electoral body has rejected the election results of HOP#086 seat which was won by Ex-NISA boss and current National Security Advisor to President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo Fahad Yassin.
The body in a statement posted on its Facebook said it has not changed its earlier position of halting the convening of elections and will therefore not recognize the results of the seat.
Further, the commission only recognized the elections results of the five seats which were elected in Beledweyne on Sunday discrediting the outcome of the seat won by former spy boss Fahad Yassin.
Yassin was elected on Sunday in the Central town of Beledweyne, Hirshabelle State and got 76 votes while his closest challenger Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed received 24 votes in elections which were 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.
In his concession of victory speech, Fahad thanked the State Electoral body for holding elections in the town and pledged to 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 come hot on the heels of a statement from the Federal Electoral body which called on Hirshabelle State to suspend the seat pending the determination of complaints lodged against the seat.
However, the State Electoral poll defied the directive from both the Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble and the Federal Electoral Commission to postpone and continue with the election.
Farah Abdulkadir, a once powerful justice minister during the presidency of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who occupied the seat in the last five years 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.