Abdirashid Yusuf Jibril elected Speaker of the Puntland Parliament

Garowe(SD)-The Puntland regional parliament elected Abdirashid Yusuf Jabril as its new chairman and won over two other candidates.

In the second round of the election, poet Abdirashid Yusuf Jibril got 34 votes and MP Abdi Jamal Osman Mohamed got 17votes, while MP Ali Ahmed Salah (Ali Dhahar) was eliminated in the first round.

Puntland’s First Deputy Speaker Abukate Abdiaziz announced the result and said in the second round poet Abdirisid Yusuf Jibril was elected with 46 votes, while the second candidate, Abdi Jamaal Osman Mohamed, got 17 votes.

The new Speaker promised that he would work closely with the members of the House of Representatives to safeguard the law and the constitution of Puntland State.

An interesting comment from the news speaker, given he totally ignored his predecessor’s plight, he certainly missed an opportunity to acknowledge the political situation in the state.  

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