Mogadishu (SD) – According to local media reports, the President of Somalia has agreed to open talks with the Speaker of the Upper House of the Somali Parliament, Abdi Hashi Abdullahi.
According to credible sources, President Farmajo has agreed to persuade Chairman Abdi Hashi to approve the Northern Regional Electoral Commission or make changes to ease the pressure on the opposition.
The move is also an opportunity for the Speaker to safe face, as his efforts fell short on making any impact in the country, despite Hargeisa based influence.
Members of the election commission from the Northern regions have been left out of the central committees of the state level, Villa Somalia officials confirmed that they are eager to find a solution to the issue.
Representatives of the international community based in Mogadishu urged President Farmajo to meet and listen to any possible arguments the Speaker may have. Abdi Hashi Abdullahi disagreed with the process of appointing the Northern Regional Commissions, and since then they have been the subject of intense debate.
The Somali presidency intends to ease the pressure from the international community and Somali politicians by reaching an agreement with Abdi Hashi. Abdi Hashi, for his part, has not been able to mass formidable pressure on the selection process since going public with opposition.
The move confirms that Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Guled has politically defeated Abdi Hashi’s allies in Somalia and in Somaliland.
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