Somalia: Banadir regional sports commissioner elected
Mareeg.com-As part of the implementation of the long-term
strategy drawn by the veteran president of Somali National Olympic committee Mr.
Abdullahi Ahmed Tarabi which illustrates that all regional sports committee
leaders must come through elections, the stakeholders of the Banadir region
where Somali capital is located on Wednesday elected Mr. Nur Ali barrow as the
region’s sports commissioner.
The long-time Yaqshid district sports
commissioner and sports-loving businessman Nur
Ali Barrow popularly known as ‘Nur Estaro’ won the election in a
landslide victory after accumulating 13 votes out of the 16 votes casted during
the election which was monitored by Somali NOC executive committee member and
head for regional development Mr. Ibrahim Hussein Ali (Roombe).
Mr. Barrow defeated his challenger Mohamed Rashid
of Hodon district. “I would like to promise here in front of you that I will
closely work with my colleague Nur Ali Barrow—we have been friends for a long
time and we will be working together” Mohamed Rashid told the media after
“You elected me as your regional sports
commissioner, this is a very huge responsibility so I am requesting you to
develop good cooperation with me to help our region’s sports to top high” the
newly-elected Banadir regional sports commissioner Nur Ali Barrow told the
The election marked the end of the none-active
government-appointed Banadir region’s sports committee which achieved nothing
for the past 4 years.
“On behalf of Somali National Olympic committee President
Mr. Abdullahi Ahmed Tarabi, I would like to congratulate Mr. Nur on his
election—this is what our president has been working for years to have our
regional sports committees elected by their stakeholders” Somali NOC chief for
regional development Ibrahim Hussein Ali told the media.
“Globally sports officials are elected, not
appointed so, on behalf of President Abdullahi Ahmed Tarabi I affirm that Somali
NOC will not accept appointed regional sports committee officials, but instead
we welcome such elections, Mr. Roombe said calling on other regions in the
country to conduct such elections.