Do you comprehend the troubling situation at play in Puntland, Somalia? The current leadership stands accused of stalling development projects and halting debt relief efforts. This has sparked concerns among Somalia’s federal government. Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre and President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud have expressed their apprehensions regarding Puntland’s commitment to federalism. PM Barre reports that Puntland’s current trajectory is straying from the shared vision for Somalia’s development. The situation surrounding voter registration for local council elections led by Said Abdullahi Deni, the Puntland President, has added to this uncertainty. Deni faces accusations of undermining democratic processes in the state. The Federal Government of Somalia warns that if the Puntland election lacks inclusivity and consensus among all stakeholders, it will not support such an election. The political maneuvering by Deni continues to generate controversy and raises questions about the future of Somalia’s state-building initiative.