Gunmen attacked the offices of Somaliland Election Commission in Erigabo town in Sanaag region on Tuesday, Garowe Online reports. According to local media, the attack occurred around midday Tuesday in Erigabo, there were no reports of injuries or deaths. Somaliland political parties have been conducting campaigns in towns and districts under control of Somaliland authorities. Somaliland officials have pleaded for peaceful campaigns although the process has been marred by political infighting between political parties.
Sources in Sanaag region say Erigabo Mayor, Ismail Haji Nur a member of the former ruling UDUB party, was suspicious of Somaliland’s administration to minimize voting polls in Erigabo. Mayor Nur demanded the same number of polling stations of previous elections in Erigabo in previous elections.
The sources say that Kulmiye party officials – currently led by Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamud Silanyo – was worried that Mayor Nur a member of the Wadani party could be reelected as mayor of Erigabo.
According to Hargeisa sources, Mayor Nur sent a group of gunmen to “fire on office of Somaliland Election Commission in Erigabo”.
Full Article: Garowe Online –.