Published On: Fri, Dec 16th, 2016

Elder calls on SIEIT to null election of Abdirahman Dheere as MP

A prominent Somali elder has called on Somalia’s Federal Indirect Electoral Implementation Team (FIEIT) to null the election result of former state minister for prime minister’s office Abdirahman Dheere.

Elder Kheyre who is the chief of Shikhaal clan said people are not satisfied with the election of Mr Dheere as a federal MP.

He added that Mr Dheere has been elected in corrupt way, so that he can’t represent his clan in the lower house chamber of the Somali federal parliament.

Continuing, the traditional elder has accused the former state minister for replacing the legitimate electoral elders with new ones who voted for him in Jubbaland’s lower house polls to retain the seat.

The elder’s call comes days after Somali federal dispute electoral body discarded the election results of 11 parliamentary seats, and called for re-election of the controversial seats.

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