Deni releases Senate race list, parliament names five MPs to oversee poll

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GAROWE (HOL) – Puntland president Abdullahi Deni has released the list of candidates who will contest in the upcoming senate elections.

But in a surprise move to former senators, Deni retained only two of them, locking out nine senators who served in the 10th parliament.

Among those left out is former prime minister Abdirashid Omar Sharmake and senator Abdirizak Osman Jurile.

In a bid to realize the 30% quota, the Puntland leader set three seats to be contested by women only.

Meanwhile, Puntland’s parliament has appointed a five-member team to oversee the elections.

The team will be headed by Ahmed Jamah Adulle and includes Sharmake Ali Elmi, Abdirahman Jaabiri Samatar, Abdirizak Mohamed Sahal and Abdiqani Nuur Farah.

Read below the full list of Senate candidates.

1.    Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud (Faroole)
Mohamed Osman Olad

2.    Mohamed Ali Yusuf (Gagaab)
Kawsar Abdullahi Hirsi

3.    Mohamed Abdi Osman (Majino)
Mohamed Gedi Mohamud

4.     Abdullahi Ali Hersi (Timaade)
Abdullahi Mohamed Hashi Nur

5.    Abdisamad Yusuf Mohamed
Ismail Mire Mumin

6.    Dahir Ayanle Said
Mohamed Omar Mohamed

7.    Farhan Ali Hussein
 Hodan Ishaq Mohamed

8.     Zeinab Ismail Mohamed
Amina Jama Ibrahim

9.    Abdiqani Guelleh Mohamed
Abdiqadir Mohamed Yusuf

10.     Samiro Mohamud Haji Awad
Naima Ahmed Bakar

11.    Sareedo Mohamed Hassan
Fartun Yusuf Jama

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