BAIDOA (SD) – Somali prime minister, Mohamed Hussein Roble has welcomed the decision by elections committee to suspend election of two more MPs.
International community has been pressing on Somali government leaders for the ongoing elections for the lower house of parliament to be completed in a transparent, inclusive, and credible manner before the set deadline of Dec. 24.
In a statement, Roble instructed the Dispute Resolution Committee to execute its duties fairly, in accordance with the Agreements and Procedures.
On Sunday, the Federal Indirect Elections Team had suspended the election of two MPs in South West state.
The Team announced that seats 103 and 154 now stand suspended pending a determination by the Dispute Resolution Committee.
South West state Public Works Minister Mohamed Ali Hassan was elected as MP for seat 103 which former Lower House speaker Mohamed Jawari claimed he was locked out from contesting.
Saredo Mohamed Abdalla was elected MP for seat 154. An allegedly underage candidate had contested alongside Saredo.