Candidate attacked in Garowe will stand for election


Candidate attacked in Garowe will stand for electionGarowe (HOL) – A candidate running for Somalia’s Lower House of Parliament will stand for election on Wednesday despite being nearly assassinated on Tuesday.

Two of Dheere’s bodyguards were injured in the attack.

The Puntland’s state electoral commission is expected to hold elections six seats in Garowe, the capital of Puntland State of Somalia.

Security at the polling station has been beefed up following yesterday’s violence in Garowe. Roadblocks have also been put up in critical areas around the city.

Puntland has faced criticism in recent days due to the management of the electoral process in the region.