House of Elders Reject Its Deputy's Resignation

HARGEISA, 1 February 2010 (Somalilandpress) – The members of the Somaliland’s Upper house known as “Guurti” rejected a request from the House’s deputy who submitted his resignation letter to the Chairman. In today’s session, the chairman of the Guurti, Mr. Suleiman Mohamoud Aden informed the members that the issue is serious and he believes that the Deputy should stay in his position. He asked the members to vote for the resignation.

The Chairman apologized that he quickly closed yesterday’s session without explaining the issue further. He said that was due to the importance of the Deputy and his role in the house.

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The members then voted for the resignation as they rejected the request anonymously.

At the end of the session the Deputy chairman, Sh. Ahmed Sh. Nuh thanked the members and said his reasons relate to that fact that he has been holding the position for a long time and he needed a break. “It also related to the recent conflict within the Guurti which was difficult to solve” he concluded.

The session which was attended by 65 members was Chaired by Mr. Suleiman Mohamoud Aden who officially concluded the session.



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