President Farmajo calls for two-day consultative forum

Madaxweynaha JF Soomaaliya, Maxamed Cabdullaahi Farmaajo

Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has directed the regional state leaders to convene in Mogadishu for a consultative forum.

In a statement on Wednesday night, Somali presidency said the meeting will focus on ways to implement electoral deal sealed by the federal and state leaders on 17 September last year.

“President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo convenes a two days Leadership Consultative Summit which shall be held in Mogadishu from 18-19 February 2021. The Federal Government, Federal Member States and Benadir Administration will discuss the 17 September 2020 elections agreement,” Villa Somalia said in the statement.

The statement comes hours after The 14-member team drown from the federal and regional governments who met in Baidoa for two days announced that all the contentious issues had been resolved.

According to the committee, three contentious issues are the appointments of the Federal Indirect Elections Team (FIET), Somaliland elections Team and the Gedo region.

The committee called for a meeting of President Mohamed Farmajo and five leaders of the federal member states on 18th February to finalize the deal to pave way for the national elections.

The outcome of the meeting by the technical commitee was welcomed the announcement by International partners.

“The partners further welcome the technical committee’s call for the Federal Government and Federal Member State leaders to meet on 18 February, and urge these leaders to do so in order to conclude the Committee’s work, so that the elections can be organized as a matter of priority,” the partners said.

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