Somali Interior Ministry to supervise Jubbaland poll

Somali Government has said the interior ministry will supervise the upcoming elections in Southern regional state.

In a statement, the government said the interior ministries of the Federal and regional states will approve the list of the traditional elders who will nominate Jubbaland regional lawmakers.

“The names of the elders will jointly be approved by the interior ministries of Federal government and Jubbaland state. The elders will be assigned to select on a name for every one seat,” the statement in part.

The government announced that the elections of the state’s members of the assembly will be held at the Police Academy or UN headquarters in Kismayu.

The selection process of the lawmakers is kicking off a month ahead of the election of the new president in August.

The state assembly will cast votes for the state President who will become the second one since the Jubbaland Administration was formed in 2013.