Candidate Ali Ameriko calls for credibility in the election
H.E Mohamed Ali Ameriko, former Somali ambassador to Kenya, and a leading presidential candidates of Somalia has firmly opposed the statement by National leadership forum (NLF) on the election.
The Somali presidential hopeful expressed grave concern over the NLF decision which increased 18 additional seats to the upper house of the federal parliament amid Mogadishu lacks its status in the polls.
Mr Ali Ameriko has urged the stakeholders to take urgent steps to end the alleged electoral fraud in the lower house seats and preserve the credibility of the country’s electoral process.
On the other hand, the presidential aspirant has called on the outgoing leaders of the federal government to pay the Somali security forces and civil servants who had not been paid for more than 6 months.
The remarks of the presidential candidates came hours after Somali leaders have wrapped up days-lomg NLF and issued a communiqué authorizing to increase to number of the upper house chamber with 18 seats.