The 66 lawmakers of Puntland regional assembly were sworn in Garowe, the administrative capital of the state on Tuesday.
According to sources in the town, sixty-six members who were vetted and approved by the state’s Dispute resolution Committee have gathered in Puntland assembly building in Garowe town to elect interim speaker after swearing.
Shortly after they were sworn in, the lawmakers selected Hussein Hajji Yassin who is the oldest member in the house.
Yassin will deliberate the business of the assembly until a new speaker is elected.
The members will also elect the presidential Electoral Committee who will preside over the upcoming presidential election slated for next Tuesday.
Over 20 candidates have declared their interest to run for Puntland State Presidency.
Security of election hall and its environs has been stepped up as more soldiers were deployed in Garowe town.