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South West state to elect new senators on Monday following selection of candidates

Saturday July 31, 2021

MOGADISHU (HOL) - South west state parliament will vote for a new crop of senators on Monday following the unveiling of candidates for the first five seats by state president Abdiaziz Lafta Gareen.

The State Indirect Elections Team (SIET) announced Saturday that elections will take place on August 2 after the candidates address the state parliament. South West state will become the second state to elect new senators. Jubbaland parliament elected the first four senators on Thursday.

Lafta Gareen released a list of ten candidates who will contest for the first five seats Saturday afternoon.

Each seat will be contested by two candidates. Seat number five has been reserved for women only in an effort to meet the 30% threshold for female candidates.

Read below the list of candidates for the Monday race:

Seat One:
Adan Abdinasir Mohamed
Mohamed Hassan Adan

Seat two:
Dr. Hussein Mohamed Daahir
Hassan Mohamed Nuur

Seat three:
Zamzam Ibrahim Ali
Shariifo Jahi Ibrahim

Seat four:
Mohamed Abdinur Garabey
Nuur Baabul Adow

Seat five:
Ayaan Adan Abdullahi
Farhiyo Nuur Adan


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