Hargeysa, Somaliland, December 31, 2011 (SL Times) – Jamal Ali Hussein,
A Harvard educated banker, has emerged as the winner of UDUB party’s
2015 presidential candidacy.
His closest front runners for the candidacy were former Aviation
minister Ali Waran-Adde and ex-foreign minister, Abdillahi Mohamed
On December 13, 2011, the opposition UDUB party had announced that
members who wanted to run as president had to pay $10,000 each for
registration and $280,000 as a deposit which could be refunded only for
the contenders who were eliminated for failing to meet a set of party
criteria governing the selection process.
Both Waran-Ade and Dualle lost the nomination as they were unable to
raise the necessary deposit before the deadline which expired on
December 27, 2011.