Hirshabelle electoral body to conduct election of HOP#058 today in Beledweyne town
Hirshabelle State Election Implementation Team is today expected to hold election of the HOP058 seat in Beledweyne town.
The election of the seat which was slated for on Sunday was delayed by the Hirshabelle electoral body reportedly due to security reasons.
The seat which was previously occupied by Nur Idow Beyle who withdrew from the race will be contended for by seven other candidates including former NISA chief Abdullahi Sambalooshe.
These are candidates contesting for the seat: 1.
Abdullahi Mohamed Ali (Sanbaloolshe), former NISA boss 2.
Yonis Mohamed Nuur 3.
Ali Abdullahi Osoble, former Hir-Shabelle President 4.
Abdulkadir Hussein Olow 5.
Mohamud Afduub Makaraan 6.
Abdullahi Ahmed Hussein 7.
Ubah Ali Sheegow This even comes as tension continues to build in the town after heavily armed forces seized control of key areas including Lamagalaay camp where elections of Parliamentary seats are usually held.
The armed rebel forces are reported to be against the election procedure of HOP#059 seat.
Hirshabelle State is still dragging on with the completion of Parliamentary elections.