Prime Minister Roble orders election commissions to ensure transparency

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Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, who spoke with the Electoral Commission in a virtual meeting, praised what he called “the smooth running” of parliamentary elections in Galmudug, Southwest and Somaliland.

The Prime Minister instructed the Electoral Commissions of Puntland, Jubaland and HirShabelle to immediately begin holding Parliamentary elections, in order to complete the elections on time.

Roble instructed the electoral commissions to maintain the independence and transparency of the elections, instructing them to abide by the rules and procedures of the elections set out in the agreements of September 17 and October 1, 2020, May 27 and August 24, 2021.

“I do not accept parallel commissions that see them as representing a state. “Know that you are all nominating through a Prime Minister’s decree so you have to be fair to all the candidates who are eligible to run for the House of Representatives,” Roble said.

Roble, meanwhile, called on the Heads of State and Government of the Federal Member States to facilitate the electoral commissions in carrying out their duties and to encourage the commissions to conduct the elections independently and efficiently.

The meeting follows a meeting of the Union of Candidates Council with Prime Minister Roble, which focused on electoral fraud in the country.

Dahir Mohamud Guelleh, a spokesman for the Union of Candidates, said the meeting with Roble was part of a recent meeting of the Union of Candidates, and Roble conveyed his concerns about the election process.

“We have told the prime minister that there is a lot of looting of seats going on in the election. When we shared that sentiment, he welcomed it and told us that he would convene a national consultative council and share the concerns of the election, then they will issue a statement on their outcome, ”said Dahir Guelleh.

Dahir Guelleh said they have now decided to give the prime minister a chance, so that the National Consultative Assembly can raise concerns about electoral fraud, “and we will continue our efforts to correct it,” he said.

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