39 contenders eye Somalia presidency

Friday May 13 2022
Somalia election.

The May 15 presidential election in Somalia has attracted 39 candidates, the largest number of contenders in the country's history. PHOTO | FILE


Somalia will hold its presidential elections this Sunday, coming 15 months later than the original schedule of February 8, 2021.

This election has attracted the largest number of contenders in Somalia’s history.

According to a list publicised by the Somalia Parliamentary Taskforce on Presidential Elections, 39 candidates had entered the race by close of deadline on Tuesday. Only one woman is in the race.

Below is the list of candidates:

  1. Sharif Sheikh Ahmed
  2. Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud
  3. Dahir Mahamud Gelle
  4. Abdikadir Osoble Ali
  5. Abdullahi Ali Hassan
  6. Jamaal Ibraahim Abdi
  7. Adow Aali Gees
  8. Mahamed Abdirahman Siriin
  9. Omar Aabdukadir Ahmed
  10. Jibril Ibrahim Abdule
  11. Nucmaan Sheikh Tuurre
  12. Thabit Abdi Mahamed
  13. Abdirahman Abdishakur
  14. Abdirahman Ablaal
  15. Said Isse Mahamoud
  16. Ahmed Geele Haaf
  17. Mahad Ahmed Diriye
  18. Mahamud Dahir Aweys
  19. Abdiarim Hussein Guled
  20. Abdinassir Abdull
  21. Hassan Ali Khaire
  22. Abdukadir Jahwayn
  23. Ismaan Hassan Wehliye
  24. Said Abdbdullahi Deni
  25. Mohamed Amin Faarax 
  26. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo 
  27. Abdi Ali Hassan
  28. Abdi Adan Hoosow
  29. Mohamed Abdi Kuusow
  30. Bashir Haji Ali
  31. Abdirahman Mohamed
  32. Ridwaan Hirsi Mohamed
  33. Fawzia Yusuf Adam
  34. Mukhtar Mohamed Said
  35. Abdukadir Sheikh Ali Bagdadi
  36. Sakariye Mahmud Haji
  37. Dr Hussein Abdi Nunow
  38. Abdinur Sheikh Mohamed
  39. Abukar Adan Ade