Puntland president appoints electoral dispute resolution commission

The President of the Puntland regional state of Somalia has released a list of eight persons who are expected to be part of a regional dispute resolution committee.

All male members main task will be verification and dispute resolution of the ongoing selection of  Puntland assembly members by various tribes in the semi-autonomous Somali regional state.

Aqil Osman Ismail will chair the important committee whereas Mohamed Abdukadir was designated as the secretary.

Feminist have already disapproved the committee saying no female respective in the significant resolution committee.

Meanwhile, opposition politicians from the regional state have also criticized the move by the President saying the appointment is political.

They argued that President Ali Gas is paving the way to mismanage the upcoming regional Presidential elections on 8th January next year by using such committee.

More than Sven candidates are campaigning to unseat the incumbent professor Abdiweli Gas who was first elected to the office in January 2014.

His administration relations with the federal government in Mogadishu has soured after regional states declared to sever ties with the central government earlier this year during a meeting in Kismayo.

Source: somalipm.com


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