The Somali Government’s committee to reshape the country’s controversial electoral commission will expel more than thirty allies of President Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmajo’ from that body after dealing with the opposition’s complaints about the composition of the commission based on his complaints Allies and friends of the President.
The group of candidates who opposed the omali elections had denounced that 67 members of the commission were “supporters” of the president or “spies” of the country’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) who were supposed to investigate the victims and manipulate the outcome of the February elections, eventually postponed.
The delay in the elections sparked one of the biggest political crises in the country in recent years, with the disappearance of “Farmajo” from the public eye and the appointment of Prime Minister Mohamed Husein Roble as the new guarantor of the electoral process.
The committee set up by Roble has decided that 34 of the 67 denounced persons will be expelled from the electoral commission with immediate effect, according to sources on the Garowe On Line portal.
This recommendation will also ease tensions between Roble and the opposition presidential candidates who have come to him in recent weeks, according to the portal’s assessment.
Opposition sources have insisted that they stick to their idea of eliminating all denounced candidates while waiting for the government to publicize the process of replacing the new vacant positions.