GOOBJOOG NEWS|KISMAYO: Senate candidates from Jubbaland state are currently addressing the state parliament in a quest for their elections to represent the state at the Federal parliament.
Nine candidates who are vying for the first four seats will present their arguments before the house ahead of a vote later in the day. Jubbaland state will become the first state to elect senators as most of the states are even yet to form their electoral committees.
The candidates set for election today are:
Seat 1: Abdullahi Islaahil Fartaag (current senator) and Ahmed Mohamed
Seat 2: Halimo Jamah Mohamed and Abdirizaq Mohamed Osman
Seat 3: Ilyas Badal Gaboose, Mohamed Ahmed Sayiid and Sharmake Mohamed Abdi
Seat 4: Iftin Hassan Iiman (current senator) and Ibrahim Yaquub Ismail
More to follow.