President Deni receives a heat welcome when he returns to

AXADLE, Northeastern State – Northeastern State President Abdullahi Deni returned to Garowe, the capital of the Northeastern State, on Sunday, weeks after touring to Mogadishu and Nairobi, the place he was intently concerned in a pre-election deal signed final month.

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Deni, who’s a critic of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, first visited Mogadishu for the election talks, the place he and his Jubaland counterpart Ahmed Islam Mohamed Madobe agreed with three different regional leaders and the federal authorities on the mannequin of elections the nation will embrace.

The workforce agreed to undertake the Caucus mannequin constituency, the place 101 delegates elect MPs per. Constituencies earlier than the presidential election are held later in February. The mannequin is perceived as an improved model of the clan-based system.

Following the historic settlement, Deni traveled to Nairobi, the place he has been locked up for a sequence of political conferences. He held talks with former Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire, who has expressed curiosity within the presidential election and with whom he has a cordial relationship.

In Garowe he was acquired by a number of officers with a big presence of safety. Officers had been seen main him to the streets of Garowe, the place he greeted lovers gathered to obtain him to town.

The President praised the stakeholders for working collectively to resolve the electoral path in Somalia, including that the nation will endure a easy transition as soon as the train is full. He stated the nation ought to make sure that the settlement is carried out to keep away from chaos.

“Arrived safely at Garowe at present. We spent about three months agreeing on the mannequin for the 2020/2021 election, ranging from Dhusamareeb Session Convention 1, 2 and three and concluding it in Mogadishu,” he stated in a tweet.

“As at all times, Northeastern State will play its half and assist strengthen Somalia’s unity. Sincerely thank the FGS, the FMS, the Federal Parliament, the BRA and all political stakeholders for his or her efforts,” he added.

Deni is likely one of the leaders who has put Farmajo on his toes since 2017 and has constantly referred to as for a justifiable share of the assets in Somalia. He was among the many first leaders to reject the Petroleum Act and later the Election Act, which was signed by Farmajo below controversial circumstances.

Though it isn’t clear who he’ll assist, it’s clear that he has a smooth have a look at Hassan Ali Khaire. Farmajo faces a nightmare earlier than the election with Wadajir celebration chief Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsane and former presidents Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and Hassan Sheikh Mohamud additionally within the seat.


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