On 27th Nov NIEC appointed Mr. Abdirazak Bashir as the new Secretary General. Mr. Bashir has been working with the NIEC as an advisor for the past 18 months and went through a long competitive recruitment process.
At the inauguration of the new Secretary General, held at the NIEC headquarters, the NIEC Chairperson Ms. Halima Ismail explained the significant role the Secretary General plays in the Electoral Management Body. She also expressed her confidence in Mr. Abdirazak’s capacity to realize the Somali people’s aspirations to participate in free and fair elections in 2020.
In his remarks the new Secretary General thanked NIEC’s board of commissioners’ confidence in him. He also promised that he will come with the energy, ideas and leadership required to propel NIEC forward and achieve its strategic goal to conduct universal elections in 2020.