Somali regional states told to submit names of poll body members by 20 October

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has sent a letter to regional states informing them that the deadline for appointing members of the electoral commission and the dispute resolution committee.

The regional states were to submit the names of two individuals, one member of the electoral commission and another member of the dispute resolution committee, by 10 October.

The prime minister urged the regional states to submit the names before 20 October.

The recent electoral agreement, reached in Mogadishu by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and leaders of the country’s regional states, as well as the Banadir administration, requires the formation of a two-tier electoral commission, national and regional, and a dispute resolution committee.