Somaliland: Supreme Court declines to hear Talyanle’s case on House Speaker dispute

Somaliland’s Supreme Court on Saturday evening issued an official response to the case filed by opposition MP, Abdirahman Talyanle, disputing last week’s House Speaker Election.

Supreme Court Chief Justice, Adam Haji Ali Ahmed, along with the four other Supreme Court judges, ruled that Talyanle’s rejection of the election results does not concern Somaliland’s Supreme Court, according to Article 98, Section 1, subsections A and C, of the Constitution of the Republic of Somaliland.

The Supreme Court also said that Talyanle and his camp should resolve the election dispute within the House of the Representatives, as stated in Article 42 of the Constitution of the Republic of Somaliland.

Last week, the top lawyer for both houses of Somaliland’s parliament announced that the election results are final and that Talyanle’s claims of vote rigging hold no basis.