Prominent lawyer Husnu al-Suood on Monday announced his decision to run for the Bar Council presidency.
Elections for the executive committee of the recently formed Bar Council, which regulates all matters pertaining to legal representatives, are slated for July 13.
Suood, who is the current head of the Commission to Investigate Murders and Enforced Disappearances formed by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, revealed he would be competing for bar council presidency in a tweet on Monday. He is the first lawyer to announce his participation in the elections.
The Bar Council's executive committee will comprise of a president, vice president, chief justice and six additional members. All except the chief justice will be selected from contesting lawyers.