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Somali PM pledges free and fair elections

MOGADISHU (SD) – Somali prime minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has called on Somali political stakeholders to work with his government to steer the nation towards free and fair elections.

In a statement, PM has pledged that his government will hold free and fair elections in the horn of Africa nation.

“I want to reassure the Somali people, the Federal Member States, politicians and all political stakeholders that we are committed to holding free, fair and transparent elections in the country, without infringing upon anyone’s rights,” the prime minister said.

Roble welcomed the president’s decision to hand over the electoral process responsibility to his office.

“I would like to thank the President, H.E @M_Farmaajo for once again making a major concession in the interest of the Somali people & for entrusting me and my cabinet with the leadership & security of the Federal Elections as well as the implementation of National Security Plan,” PM Roble said in a Twitter post.

During his speech at the parliament on Saturday, President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo said that he handed over the electoral implementation process and security of the process to Prime Minister Mohamed Roble.

“I would like to state that our PM Roble will spearhead the process of preparations and the implementation of the electoral process, including key election security arrangements to ensure elections take in a peaceful and stable atmosphere,” Farmaajo said.

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