Somalia: SSC Council Elects Chairman of Executive Council in Las’anod

Published: August 5, 2023
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Lasaanood, Somalia – The Council governing the regions of Sool, Sanaag, and Ayn, known as Khatumo in Somalia, convened today in the city of Lasaanood, the capital of the Sool region, to elect the leader of the executive council for the authority.

After a closely contested election, Abdulkadir Ahmed Aw-Ali emerged as the elected Chairman of the Executive Council of SSC, securing 30 out of 45 votes cast. His opponent, Mohamed Ismail Bulale, received 15 votes in the election, which took place under the supervision of the Chairman of the Committee of SSC, Jama Yassin.

The Committee of SSC, acting as a parliamentary body, represents various communities living in Sool, Ayn, and parts of Sanaag. The selection of the committee members was endorsed by traditional elders. Notably, Jama Yasin was recently elected as the Chairman of the Central Committee of SSC.

The newly elected Chairman of the Executive Council, Abdulkadir Ahmed Aw-Ali, appeared at the election venue wearing a military uniform and a hat adorned with the Somali flag.

The Council’s decision signifies a shift towards the establishment of independent administrations in the regions of Sool and Ayn, distancing themselves from both Puntland and Somaliland administrations.

As the Chairman of the Executive Council, Abdulkadir Ahmed Aw-Ali is expected to form his executive council and commence the vital work of the SSC administration. The region awaits the new council’s initiatives and policies as they endeavor to address the unique challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

With this election, the people of SSC have taken a significant step towards shaping their destiny and pursuing a path of self-governance and development.

The Somali people are particularly interested in how the federal government in Mogadishu welcomes this new administration that wants to become a member of the federal government of Somalia.

On the other hand, the Somali people are particularly interested in how the federal government in Mogadishu welcomes this new administration that wants to become a member of the federal government of Somalia.

Serious fighting broke out back in February 2023 between the Somaliland administration and the people of the Sool region, following the repeated killings of intellectuals in Lasanod.

Hundreds of people have lost their lives in the fighting in the Sool region. According to the United Nations, and 185,000 people have been displaced.

Somaliland forces are still stationed near the town of Lasanod, and have bombarded the city, particularly hospitals and other civilian infrastructure.

The United Nations has called for an immediate end to the fighting and for the protection of civilians. However, the Somaliland administration has refused to comply, and the fighting continues.

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