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Somali PM appoints team of seven to support his office in preparations for elections

Wednesday June 9, 2021

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A team of seven individuals will help Prime Minister Mohamed Roble in leading the preparations and conduct of elections set to happen in less than two months from now.

The office of the Prime Minister announced Wednesday the appointment of the Elections Support Team which will be tasked with overseeing various aspects of the election such as elections, gender, outreach and legal issues among others.

The team will be headed by Abdulkadir Elmi Ali who will act as the chief coordinator of the support team.

Omar Mohamed Abdulle who chaired the 2016 Federal Indirect Elections Team (FIET) has been appointed as senior elections and legal advisor to the team.

Fadumo Ali will be in charge of finance and operations while Mohamed Mohamed Roble  handles capacity building and training. Liban Rabila Good has been assigned the security aspect.

Others are Laila Abdirahman Mohamed (gender and inclusivity) and Abdullahi Hashi Hassan (civil society and engagement assignment).

The appointment of the team adds to a series of events in the lead up to the August 2021 elections.

The OPM last week removed 33 individuals from a list of 67 flagged by the opposition for removal from the federal and state level elections committees for unsuitability.


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