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More Demonstrations Expected In Mogadishu Tomorrow

If President Abdullahi Mohamed 'Farmaajo' does not meet the opposition protesting his authoritarianism half-way, there are fears that splits in the security forces could lead to a return of civil war in Somalia. 

His term of office formally ended on 8 February, but due to the delayed elections he is still in office which has made the opposition to protest. The coalition of all the presidential candidates mobilizing against Farmaajo, (the Council of Presidential Candidates CPC) took to the streets of Mogadishu on 19 February and promised to march again every Friday until he steps down.

Presidential aspirant and chairman of CPC Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has held talks with the leaders of Puntland and Jubaland in regard to the matter.

The two sides discussed the political situation in the country, how to hold peaceful and inclusive elections. "Today, I met with the Presidents of Puntland state, Abdullahi Deni

and Jubaland state, Ahmed Sheikh Madobe and we discussed ways to resolve the stalemate over the elections and how to hold peaceful and inclusive elections in the country,” said Sheikh Ahmed.

The meeting took place at the Halane compound where two state leaders are staying ahead of the sixth round of electoral talks. 

Puntland leader Abdullahi Deni also held talks with upper house speaker Abdi Hashi at Halane."Had a productive meeting with the Speaker of Upper House, Abdi Hashi Abdullahi, former President of Somalia, Sheikh Sharif and President of Jubaland State, Ahmed Madobe, in Mogadishu and we exchanged views ways of conducting an inclusive election in Somalia,” said Puntland leader on his twitter handle.

The election stalemate is risking the security gains achieved over the years by AMISOM troops operating in Somalia, which may further risk the country sinking back to clan animosity experienced since the fall of Siad Barre three decades ago.

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Abdullahi Deni Abdullahi Mohamed 'Farmaajo' Ahmed Sheikh Madobe Jubaland Mogadishu

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