Southwest finalizes election of its senate seats


South West State has joined Puntland as the second state to conclude senate elections picking the last three senators today.

Among those elected are Federal Defence Minister Hassan Haji Hussein, who beat his opponent Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi garnering 74-14 seats.

Former Banaadir regional court judge Ali Sheikh Ga’al was the second to be elected in today’s vote. He got 68 votes while his opponent Abdikadir Abdi Ahmed trailed with 22 votes.

Abdiweli Mohamed Ibrahim was the third senator to be elected, getting 68 votes, while his opponent Abdullahi Robow Mohamed trailed with 18 votes.
He now becomes the 8th Senator to be elected for South West state.

Like Jubbaland, Galmudug and HirShabelle, South West state is allocated eight seats in the Senate. Puntland and Somaliland each get 11 seats.

Galmudug elected six senators last week, remaining with two to go while HirShabelle and the Somaliland caucus are yet to start the process.


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