Sayla’ councilors elect new chairman, deputy

Waxa Daabacay on Jan 1st, 2013 and filed under Daily Somali News, Englishnews. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Sayla’ councilors on Tuesday elected a new chairman and his deputy to lead the local council affairs after days of controversy over the recent municipal elections in the region.The ten-member council elected Hussein Idle Barqadle as the council chairman and Sa’ad Dahir Ige as his deputy at a session in Sayla’ town. The elected officials were immediately sworn-in.

Several top Somaliland officials including ministers attended the event.

Speaking to Bar-kulan, Education assistant minister Ali Hamud Jibril welcomed the new council officials and called it a step forward in ending controversies surrounding the election of the council members.

The outcome of the recently held municipal elections in the region sparked a two day protest in Borama. One person was killed and four others sustained injuries during the Borama riots.

RBK


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