Laftagaren and south-west opposition leaders agree on a reconciliation assembly on January 5

Mogadishu (AX) – South West President Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed Laftagareen and main state opposition figures have agreed to attend a reconciliation assembly on January 5 in Baidoa.

The choice got here after Somalia’s decrease home speaker, Sheikh Adan Mohamed Noor Madobe, hosted opposition candidates and different political figures at his dwelling on Saturday.

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Speaker Adan Madobe deplored the violent clashes in Baido on December 23, which killed at the very least ten folks. Madobe mentioned he hopes the clashing factions can resolve their main grievances on the upcoming reconciliation assembly.

The gun battle between South West state safety forces and the opposition candidate’s militia broke out on the dwelling of former federal finance minister Mohamed Adan Ibrahim Fargeti, the place opposition loyalist militias gathered.

Nevertheless, Fargeti informed a press convention in Mogadishu that state safety forces attacked his home in Baidoa.

South West President Abdiaziz Laftagareen and the opposition candidates have just lately been embroiled in a political stalemate over the constitutionality of his time period extension.

In 2019, the Southwest Parliament prolonged President Abdiaziz Laftagaren’s time period by one yr, suspending his time period till December 19, 2023. Nevertheless, the opposition opposed the president’s time period extension.

A gaggle of lawmakers within the southwestern states blamed the federal authorities for clashes in Baidoa late final week. They argued that the nationwide army was being armed within the southwest and demanded that the federal authorities troops be diverted to the entrance traces.

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