Jubaland wraps up election for 16 disputed parliamentary seats

A parallel election will be held this week in Garbaharey, according to members recently removed from FEIT by the prime minister over bias and violation of the electoral procedure.

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Jubaland wraps up election for 16 disputed parliamentary seats

EL-WAK, Somalia - Jubaland has today concluded the election for the disputed 16 Lower House seats in the El-Wak district of the Gedo region after nearly a year of controversy between Farmajo and Ahmed Madobe.

The election which began on Friday saw the election of all seats in two days, including five seats elected today with the presence of Jubaland’s deputy president Mohamud Sayid Aden and top FEIT officials.

The election was originally scheduled to take place in Garbaharey, the capital of Gedo, but was moved recently after leaders failed to resolve the protracted political dispute over the control of the process.

A parallel election will be held this week in Garbaharey, according to members recently removed from FEIT by the prime minister over bias and violation of the electoral procedure.

Farmajo issued a statement yesterday calling the El Wak election illegal, arguing it was inconsistent with the Sep 17 electoral agreement between the federal government and the Federal States in Somalia.

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