Hirshabelle Electoral Commission Accused Of Mismanaging Money Collected From Presidential Candidates

Hirshabelle’s electoral commission has been accused of mismanaging financial payments made by presidential candidates vying for the recently concluded elections in Jowhar.  A total amount of 80,000 USD collected from eight presidential candidates cannot be accounted for, says one of the regional state assembly members who requested not to be named.

Upon the conclusion of the regional presidential election, most of the electoral commissioner members left for Mogadishu. The MP accused the commission members of being the masterminds of the motion of no-confidence that deposed the former regional president Ali Abdullahi Osoble. “They enjoy big support in the regional assembly and no-one dared to ask them about the money collected from the presidential aspirants,” he stated.