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SFG: Jubaland and Puntland don’t want elections

Mogadishu (SD) – The Somali federal government has accused the presidents of Jubaland and Puntland regional states of not wanting elections to take place in the country under the September 17, 2020 agreement.

The Minister of Information of the Federal Government of Somalia Osman Dubbe who held a press conference after the meeting held today by the federal and regional governments at a Tent in Afacione described the leaders of Jubaland and Puntland as rejecting both a path and direction.

“The government is making it clear to the Somali people that the presidents of Jubaland and Puntland do not want elections to take place in this country based on the September 17 agreement and the February 6 understanding, It is unfortunate that the two presidents have become a roadblock and an opposition that does not allow elections. ”said Minister Dubbe.

The Jubaland and Puntland administrations have both denied that they are responsible the failure of the meetings today between the federal government and regional governments in Afacione.

A joint press Release issued by both regional administrations denied that they were responsible for the failure of the latest election conference in Afacione.

“We want to make it clear to the Somali people and the international community that the conference has not failed and as far as we are concerned we took a break and the conference is on going, ”said the Puntland Minister of Information.

Today’s meeting reportedly ended in a stalemate, with a possibility of resumption of talks, but no date was announced.

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