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Two UCID Candidates Arrested in Hargeisa

Hargeisa (SD) – Yusuf Kayse Abdillahi, Information Secretary of the UCID Opposition Party today Condemned the arrest of two candidates just before their announcement ceremony on Thursday.

The arrested two candidates are Raage Ahmed Yusuf running for the House of Representatives and Hargeisa City Council candidate Mohamud Ahmed Jama (Dhadoon).

The UCID information Secretary Yusuf Kayse Abdillahi posted the condemnation of the two candidates on his Facebook page.

“We loudly condemn the illegal arrest of UCID Finance Secretary and House of Representatives candidate Rage Ahmed Yusuf Said and City Council candidate Mohamud Ahmed Jama (Dhadoon), whose nomination ceremonies would have been on Thursday.” Said the secretary.

The secretary added “We see this imprisonment as an oppression, abuse of power and violation of the law, Therefore, we urge the two candidates be released immediately.”

The Somaliland government has not yet commented on why the two UCID candidates were arrested.

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