Somalilandsun: Staffers at the National Elections Commission-NEC shall be properly protected from Covid-19 infection during and to the runup of the 31st May Somaliland Elections.
This was stated by NEC chairman Eng. Abdirashid Mahmud Ali Aka Riyo-rac as he received a consignment of assorted medical kits from the European Union representative to Somaliland and Somalia Ambassador Nicholas Berlanga in Hargeisa
Jointly donated by the World Health organization-WHO and the European Union-EU consists Covid19 Prevention Kits including face masks & hand-wash sanitizers.
“While NEC workers and the electorate abide by the laid down prevention measures this token of our donation will greatly help prevent Covid-19 infection ” said Ambassador Berlanga
Upon the medical kits delivery the EU envoy also inspected ballot papers at the NEC warehouse in Hargeisa.
Visiting electoral warehouse in Hargeisa where ballot papers are ready to be dispatched to polling stations. The unity and leadership of NEC should be praised and supported pic.twitter.com/MAyKx1G8CX
— Nicolas Berlanga (@NBerlangaEU) May 16, 2021
As the election commissioners revealed that the ballot papers are ready to be dispatched to the 1, 642 polling stations Amb Berlanga said that “The unity and leadership of NEC should be praised and supported”
Somaliland is going to the polls on the 31st May when over 1,200,000 registered voters are expected to cast votes for their choice of Members of Parliament and Local Councils.
With 82 parliamentary seats at stake an each of the three parties of Kulmiye,UCID and Wadani spinsiring same number nationwide there are 246 candidates vying for votes in the six electoral regions
As for the 23 electoral districts of which there are 249 seats with three political parties sponsoring the same there 747 candidates aspiring councillors nationwi for local Councils leadership nationwide.