Somalia: Election Committee In Puntland announces official list of presidential candidates
Garowe, Mareeg.com: The election committee in Puntland parliament in northern Somalia has announced Monday the official list of candidates competing for the offices of President and Vice President of Puntland during the 2014 election.
MP Saadiq Abshir Garaad, a chairman of the election committee, told a press conference Monday in Garowe that there are 11 candidates competing for President, and 10 candidates competing for Vice President.
All andidates have fulfilled criteria to register as a candidate in the Puntland election, in accordance with Puntland constitutional requirements and paying a registration fee of $10,000 (candidates for president) and $5,000 (candidates for vice president).
List of candidates competing for President in Puntland
1- Ali Haji Warsame
2- Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gas
3- Ali Abdulkadir Yusuf
4- Abdiweli Mohamed Gurey
5- Shire Haji Farah
6- Mohamud Abdirahman Uke
7- Abdullahi Sa’id Samater
8- Mohamed Abdinur Hersi
9- Abdi-dahir Mohamed Yusuf
10- Ali Abdi Aware
11- Abdbirahman Mohamed Farole
List of candidates competing for Vice President in Puntland
1- Gen. Abdisamad Ali Shire
2- Abdullahi Ali Hirsi
3- Abdullahi Dahir Mohamud (Afqurac)
4- Ahmed Ilmi Osman (Karaash)
5- Mohamud Aydid Dirir
6- Dahir Khaliif Mohamed
7- Abdirisak Mohamed Omar
8- Mohamed Hersi Du’ale
9- Abdihakim Abdullahi Haji Omar
10-Hussein Haji Hassan
It is scheduled to deliver candidates today their speeches in front of the Regional parliament in Garowe.
Puntland’s election is slated for Wednesday January 8, 2014, and Puntland MPs will begin listening to the candidates’ presentations tomorrow Tuesday.