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S. West poll candidates to submit nomination papers from today

Storyline:National News

Candidates contesting in the upcoming presidential election in Southwest state will from today  submit their nomination papers ahead of the poll scheduled for 17th November.

The presidential election committee today officially indicated in the next five days as submission days of papers for candidates intending to participate in the election.

The committee had also announced Friday that male candidates must deposit $20,000 to the polls body while their female counterparts will be required to pay $10,000.

More than ten candidates are contesting including former Al-Shabaab number two Mukhtar Robow and the outgoing president Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden

The committee also ordered that candidates must be from South West state, must not be married to a foreigner, must be a practising Muslim and should not be less than 40 years old.

The candidate must be of sound mind, not convicted by a court before and have knowledge and experience required of a state president.

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