What did Ahmed Madobe and the UN envoy discuss with IGAD and the African Union?

Kismayo(SD)- Jubbaland President Ahmed Mohamed Islam welcomes a delegation from the international community led by the UN Special Representative to Somalia James Swan.

The delegation also included members from IGAD, the African Union Mission in Somalia, the AMISOM Force Commander and other members.

Both side in the meeting discussed the election process and how it should be be free and fair, and avoid anything that leads to chaos and insecurity.

United Nations envoy to Somalia James Swan appealed to Jubbaland to allow opposition candidates to register and participate in the election and to amend the qualification criteria for candidates running for the Jubbaland presidency.

President Ahmed Mohamed Islam has told members of the International Community that he has no legitimacy to change the electoral committee’s boundaries and that elections are their job.

Finally, it was agreed that the all sides of this issue will wait for a response from the Jubaland Boundaries and Elections Commission .

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