August 13, 2022

Puntland announces list of candidates for Upper House

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Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni has released a list of candidates vying for Puntland’s 11 seats in Somalia’s Upper House.

State president Deni compiled a list of candidates, most of whom are new, excluding former Puntland members of the Upper House.

Among those excluded from the list is former Somali Prime Minister and current senator Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, despite reports indicating that it was the choice of the former PM not to run this time around.

Puntland becomes the third administration to issue the list, after Jubaland and Southwest, which held elections for some of their seats.

The names of the 22 candidates vying for Puntland’s 11 seats in the Upper House are as follows:

1- Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud (Faroole) and Mohamed Osman Olad
2- Mohamed Ali Yusuf (Gagaab) and Kawsar Abdullahi Hirsl
3- Mohamed Abdi Osman (Majino) and Mohamed Gedi Mohamud
4- Abdullahi Ali Hersi (Timaade) and Abdullahi Mohamed Hashi Nur
5- Abdisamad Yusuf Mohamed (Poet) and Ismail Mire Mumin
6- Dahir Ayanle Said and Mohamed Omar Mohamed
7- Farhan Ali Hussein and Hodan Ishaq Mohamed
8- Zeinab Ismail Mohamed and Amina Jama Ibrahim
9- Abdiqani Guelleh Mohamed and Abdiqadir Mohamed Yusuf
10- Samiro Mohamud Haji Awad and Naima Ahmed Bakar
11- Sareedo Mohamed Hassan and Fartun Yusuf Jama

It is now expected that the Puntland State Electoral Commission will announce the date for the election of the Upper House of the Puntland Parliament.

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