Puntland President to boycott National Consultative Council assembly in Baidoa

Thursday March 16, 2023

The Federal Government and regional state leaders will meet in Baidoa, the interim administrative capital of South West regional state, for a National Consultative Council assembly on Thursday.

The assembly shall be attended by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Hamsa Abdi Barre, Mayor Yusuf Hussein Jimale of Mogadishu, President of Hirshabelle Ali Gudlawe Hussein, and President of Galmudug Ahmed Abdi Kariye QoorQoor. At the identical time, Jubbaland President Ahmed Madobe is envisioned to reach as we speak.

However, Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni won’t be attending the convention. In a announcement launched on January 9, Puntland introduced that it really is “now acting as an independent government,” accusing the federal authorities of attempting to return to a centralized federal authorities.

Said Deni additionally mentioned that he refused to signal two articles at some of the most current National Consultative Council assembly in Mogadishu given that they have been in opposition to federalism.

Tensions have been developing between Mogadishu and Puntland over the distribution of political, judicial, and safety inefficient in current months.

The National Consultative Council assembly will focus on a variety of troubles, which include elections, the combat in opposition to Al-Shabaab, the nation’s safety, politics, and financial troubles. Daud Aweys, the nation’s Minister of Information, confirmed the agenda for the assembly.

This shall be the fifth National Consultative Council assembly since President Mohamud was elected President of the nation on May 15, 2022.

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