Ambassador James Swan and FNP leaders discuss elections

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Ambassador James Swan met with the leaders of Forum for National Parties.

The meeting between ambassador Swan and former leaders, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Sheikh Sharif Ahmed discussed political developments in the country as well as ways to conduct a transparent election process on the stipulated time.

The two former Somali leaders who are eyeing the top political post assured their commitment to closely coordinate with all actors to ensure peaceful polls.

“I met SRSG Ambassador James Swan to discuss recent political developments. We discussed the need for an inclusive, transparent, and timely election that enjoys consensus among key stakeholders in Somalia. I reiterated FNP’s commitment to work with all actors. “tweeted Sheikh Sharif.

Somalia is scheduled to conduct Presidential elections in February next year but the opposition political parties have raised their concerns on the possibility of President Farmajo government to extend the term in office under the tag of global COVID 19 pandemic.

However, the head of state President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has ruled out the speculations during an address to the parliament two weeks ago.

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