Dispute resolution committee launches investigation into Mahdi Guled’s seat1 min read
Members of the Electoral Disputes Resolution Committee have filed a complaint by Hussein Arab Isse for the HOP239 seat, which was won by Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Guled in an election in Mogadishu.
Mohamed Ibrahim Barre, deputy chairman of the Electoral Disputes Resolution Committee, said they had begun investigating the seat.
Mr. Barre in an interview with local media said that they will present the results of the investigation into the seat within a week.
Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Guled won the HOP239 by-election a day ago, sparking much controversy after he beat a mysterious fellow contested who had fully covered her face without revealing her identity.
Many Somalis have gone to social media to express their dismay at the by-elections, calling it as farce, especially expressing their concerns on a recent trend where candidates hide their identity during the elections.
Former Minister of Information Osman Dubbe, who is now a senator, has publicly mocked poiliticians to stop the new trend, calling it a ‘braidsmade candidates’.
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