MOGADISHU (SD) – Somalia’s Supreme Court has today begun hearing Fahad Yassin’s recent case against the Federal Electoral Commission, after they nullified the result of a seat he had previously won in Beledweyne.
The Office of the Attorney General, defending the Federal Electoral Implementation Commission, is arguing that the Court has no jurisdiction to hear this case, as the September 17 agreement sets out the procedures for administering the election, and resolving any disputes arising from the election.
However, Fahad Yassin’s lawyer is insisting the attorney general’s office has no legal recourse and that the court should move ahead with the case.
Chief Justice Bashe Yusuf Ahmed closed the session today, saying the court would issue a ruling on the seat at a later date.
The Supreme Court confirmed on April 10th that it had accepted a petition filed by Farmajo’s security adviser, Fahad Dahir Ahmed.
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