Chairman of the Electoral Dispute Resolution Committee dies2 min read
The chairman of Somalia’s Dispute Resolution Committee Abdullahi Abyan Nur has died in Mogadishu tonight, according to various sources from the capital.
He died after being transferred shortly after arriving at Martini Hospital, according to members of the dispute resolution committee.
The chairman was diagnosed with Coronavirus according to hospital records with reports that he was also said to have been suffering kidney disease.
The committee led by the late Abdullahi Abyan has been working on Somalia’s elections in recent days, and he was part of the team who attended the Jubbaland Upper House Senators election in Kismayo.
The Federal Electoral Commission said in a statement: “We extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and the people of Somalia in general. May God have mercy on the Chairman of the Federal Dispute Resolution Committee, Abdullahi Abyan Nur who passed away in Mogadishu.”
Meanwhile, a statement from the office of Prime Minister Roble said, “May God have mercy on the Chairman of the National Electoral Dispute Resolution Committee, the late Abdullahi Abyan Nur, who passed away in Mogadishu. My condolences to his family, friends and the Somali people. May God give us all patience and faith, and may God bless the deceased with Paradise. ”
The Speaker of the House of the People Mohamed Mursal issued a statement on the death of the deceased, saying, “on behalf of the Members of the House of the People, we send our Condolences to the late Abdullahi Abyan Nur’s, the Chairman of the Federal Electoral Dispute Resolution Committee, family. ”
Abdullahi Abyan Nur has held various positions in the country, including as Minister of Justice, Religious Affairs and Endowments, during the government of Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon (Saacid) and was elected as the chairman late last year, of the Federal Electoral Dispute Resolution Committee.