Gedo parliamentary elections begin in Garbaharey as polls in Elwak close

A separate parliamentary election for the Gedo constituency started on Saturday within the regional capital Garbaharey.

Duale Adan Mohamed was declared the winner for seat HOP199. The seat was beforehand held by Somalia’s Minister of Education, Abdullahi Arab, who was re-elected Friday in Elwak in a parallel election. 

Former federal Minister of Interior and Federal Affairs, Abdirahman Mohamed Hussein, often known as Awar, was elected in Garbaharey. He received the seat HOP078. ‎

Former Jubbaland Deputy Minister Mohamed Nur Buule Dhay received the ballot for HOP122‎. Jubaland’s Minister of Planning & International Cooperation, Mursal Khaliif, was declared the winner for that seat in Elwak.

Mohamud Magan, a two-term member of Somalia’s parliament, was declared the winner of HOP123. Fatuma Farah Adan  (Fatuma Nine), who sits as a regional MP in Jubaland, received the election for HOP123 on Friday in Elwak.

Abdiaziz Haji Hassan, who at present occupies HOP100, was re-elected to parliament within the Garbaharey election, and Isaaq Hoorow Hassan received seat HOP091.

Parliamentary elections for 16 seats within the Gedo area are being held in two separate cities. The two parallel polls are run by competing members of the Federal Electoral Implementation Team, and each declare to be the respectable election. Jubaland introduced on Sunday that it had concluded the Elwak election for the 16 seats from Gedo.

The ‘Gedo query‘ has been a political thorn in Somalia for the reason that starting of the electoral cycle over a yr in the past. Somali leaders couldn’t compromise on the place the election could be held and who could be answerable for organizing it. 

The September seventeenth settlement stipulated that Garbaharey could be the designated election venue and that the Jubaland administration could be answerable for organizing it. However, Jubaland officers have accused the federal authorities and native officers in Garbaharey of stalling the method by not permitting officers into town, amongst different complaints.

HOL discovered in mid-March that the Jubaland authorities was finalizing plans to maneuver the election venue to the border city of Elwak.


Somalia’s President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo mentioned that the separate elections in Garbaharey and Elwak violated the September 17 settlement and known as for an instantaneous nationwide management conference.

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