Vice Chairman of Elders Resigns

HARGEISA, (Somalilandpress) – The Vice-Chairman of the Somaliland’s House of Elders, Sh. Ahmed Sh. Nuh resigned from his post after submitting his letter of resignation during yesterday’s parliamentary session.

The reason behind the resignation is not clear, however when number of reporters try to question the outgoing elderly, he was reluctant to answer any questions. He insisted the press should direct their questions at the Chairman but the Chairman, Mr Suleiman  said he cannot give any details at the moment but he plans to discuss the issue with the members of the House.

The House of Elders locally known as Gurti, is Somaliland’s own version of Upper house of government.

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“The session is closed for the day as there is a very important issue need to be solved” announced Mr. Sulaiman Mohamoud Aden, the Chairman of the Elders.

The resignation comes when there is a growing dispute within members of the house since the past few weeks.

Somalilandpress, 31 January 2010

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