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Somali Supreme Court approves an Independent Committee to hold NUSOJ election

Storyline:National News

The Somali supreme court on Saturday issued a decree asking the Benadir Appeal Court to ensure that an independent Committee to hold the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) election since the previous leaders’ mandate expired.

The court  calls on the Benadir Appeals Court to observe the upcoming elections and to ensure that the election is fair and free and that all journalists will have the opportunity to elect their leaders in order for them to have the legitimacy needed to represent Somali journalist.

The move comes after the mediation committee set up to solve the leadership wrangles among the two factions of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has called for fresh elections to restore order in the union.

In a press release issued on Wednesday, the nine-member committee resolved to dismiss all the current officials of the rival factions and called for elections next week.

The spokesman of the committee Abdulkadir Mohamed Dulyar, who issued the press statement to the media, said the committee will move to the next phase in preparation for the national elections: “The committee is planning the national elections next week. We shall accordingly invite delegates and representatives from all the regions of the country and we will share progress reports on this process with the media.”