By: Latifa Yusuf Masai
Somalilandsun- Official campaign for the Somaliland presidential elections is set to begin on the 21st of this month.
In this regard President Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo has urged the three national political parties to ensure that the country’s election laws are observed in addition to adherence of the election code of conduct.
President Silanyo expressed these sentiments during a meeting he hosted at the presidency in Hargeisa participated by members of the National election commission- NEC, High Court Judges, Guurti Elders, Service Commanders and the three presidential candidates namely Muse Behi Abdi, Eng Feisal Ali Warabe and Abdirahman Irro of Kulmiye, UCID and Wadani parties and their running mates respectively.
President Silanyo who is not contesting for a second term upon urging peaceful electioneering conduct during the 21 days of campaigning also stressed upon the importance of the three candidates respecting wishes of citizens as pertains outcome of the 13th November 2017 ballot.
Though Somaliland has constitutionally enshrined laws governing elections, NEC and the three national political parties are signatories to a joint election code of conduct that details not only the DO’s and Don’ts but punishment of any infringements prior, during and after the November polls