MOGADISHU (SD) – MP Khadija Mohamed Diriye, today announced her candidacy for the post of First Deputy Speaker of the 11th Parliament of Somalia.
On a Facebook post. the Lawmaker announced that her candidacy was based on suggestions from her political colleagues.
Lawmaker Khadija Mohamed Diriye, a politician close to Farmajo, is now running for a position Fahad Yassin was rumored to run for.
Somalia’s parliament has not elected a woman speaker ever, making MP Khadija’s candidacy historic.
The registration of candidates for the presidency of the House of the People is scheduled for the 22nd of this month and the election will take place on the 27th of April 2022.
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