Somaliland: Elections will be Timely, Government Allays Opposition Doubts

The fears by opposition parties is unfounded for the Somaliland presidential elections 2022 shall be held as slated- Minister Kore

Somaliland: Elections will be Timely, Government Allays Opposition Doubts
Somaliland information minister and government spokesperson Suleiman Yusuf Ali Kore

Somalilandsun: The government of  Somaliland has reaffirmed commitment to a timely   presidential election come November, 13th.

This was stated by government spokesman and minister of information Suleiman Yusuf Ali Kore during an interview with BBC Somali service.

The pledge to hold timely, elections was made by President Muse Bihi Abdi during a state of the nation Address at a joint session of the bicameral Somaliland Parliament on the 10th May

Minister Suleiman Kore was reacting to doubts expressed  by the opposition parties UCID and Waddani following the establishment of a committee to probe a long standing dispute with the Somaliland national Elections Commission-NEC.

“We believe that the statement from the opposition parties does not exist, the government is always holding and pushing for the election to take place on time,” said Minister Kore.

Minister Kore, who also spoke about the commission appointed by the president for administrative disputes between members of the electoral commission, said the law empowered the president to appoint a commission in case of disputes between commission members.

Yesterday, presidential candidates from the UCID and Waddani parties accused President Muse Bihi Bihi of not being ready for the by-elections later this year, and of wanting the elections to be postponed in order to get an extension.

They said they would not recognize Bihi as president unless there was an election on November 13 2022.