Somalia: Puntland president lands in Kismayo to a heat welcome


KISMAYO, Somalia – Puntland State president, Mentioned Abdullahi Deni arrived within the southern port metropolis of Kismayo on Thursday for the inauguration of Jubaland state president, AxadleTM report.

The president and different officers, together with Senator Abdirahman Farole, obtained a warm welcome from Jubaland President Ahmed Madobe and former heads of Somali states upon their arrival on the airport.

Deni’s arrival within the bustling metropolis marked the primary time the present Puntland chief has visited the regional state since he assumed workplace in January 2019 following peaceable and democratic election in Puntland.

The previous Somali Presidents of Somalia, Sheikh Sharif and Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as nicely the opposite dignitaries, together with the chief of the political events are anticipated to attend Madobe’s inauguration.

Till now, no inauguration date had been set for the much-awaited inaugural occasion, however, dependable sources in Kismayo, told axadle that the ceremony will happen on Saturday, October 12.

Last month, the federal authorities banned all flights to Kismayo, a move that was seen as a plot to isolate Jubaland President Ahmed Madobe, whose victory in August was disputed by Mogadishu.

Madobe is credited for serving to Kenyan protection forces [KDF] kick out Al-Shabaab militants from Kismayo in 2012 that paved the way in which for the institution of Jubaland within the subsequent 12 months, 2013 within the seaside metropolis.

His inauguration was beforehand postponed twice attributable to strain from the Federal Authorities of Somalia, which blocked all invited delegates, together with former President from touring to Kismayo.

Chatting with the native media, Jubaland Vice President Mohamud Sayid Aden on Wednesday warned that the federal authorities’s strain on Jubbaland would possibly spark social unrest within the kismaayo.

President Farmajo is at loggerheads with Madobe, who he claims that was forcefully put in as Jubaland President by the federal government of Kenya amid long-standing maritime border row between Mogadishu and Nairobi.


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