Thursday April 21, 2022
Mogadishu (HOL) - Saredo Mohamed Abdalla has emerged the winner in the electoral re-run for HOP154.
Abdalla received all of the delegates' votes since she was running against a 'dummy candidate.' Abdalla's opponent, Nasteho Mohamed Yusuf, withdrew from the race shortly before it began, and as a result, Saredo was declared the winner.
Sareedo Mohamed Abdalla was also declared the winner in the first election on November 27. However, FEIT suspended the poll results in early December and referred the case to the Dispute Resolution Committee after discovering that Saredo's opponent, Fardowsa Ibrahim Abdi, was too young to contest for a parliamentary seat. It is unknown how old Saredo's opponent was but the constitutional age to become an MP is 25. FEIT announced in late February that the poll results were suspended indefinitely, and FIET ordered that the election for HOP154 would have to be re-run.
Saredo Mohamed Abdalla has been a member of Parliament in Somalia since 2004 and is also known as a prominent businesswoman.
With Abdalla's election, only HOP086, which Fahad Yasin previously won, remains the only cancelled election that must be re-run.
On Tuesday, Somalia's Supreme Court rejected Fahad's appeal to overturn the federal election commission's cancellation of his electoral victory.
An electoral re-run is expected for HOP086 in the coming days. Fahad Yasin will presumably run against incumbent MP Farah Sheikh Abdiqadir.