Addis ababa(SD)-Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has failed to become chairman of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
Regional leaders have rejected his bid and elected his rival Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.
At a meeting of the leaders of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Friday,elected chairman while Ethiopia was elected to the secretary general of the organization.
The Somali president, who believes he has a good relationship with the countries in the region, has long wanted to take the leadership of IGAD.
It is noteworthy that President Farmajo was relying on the Ethiopian government vote, but Ethiopia voted for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
President Farmajo, who has been active in the region for the past several years, have been denied his wish of leading IGAD by regional leaders as the prime minister of Ethiopia handed the Chairmanship to Uhuru Kenyatta.