BAIDOA (SD) – A federal and regional technical committee has announced that a technical solution on electoral deadlock has been reached following two day meeting in Baidoa town, some 250km Southwest of the capital.
In a statement, the 14-member committee said the contentious issues including Somaliland, Gedo, and electoral committee had been resolved.
The committee recently appointed by prime minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has called for an urgent meeting between federal and state leaders to finalise the agreement in order the country to head elections.
According to the statement, the technical committee proposed that the Federal and State leaders meet on Thursday (February 18) to iron out their differences over electoral process.
The development comes barely three after president Farmajo proposed national consultative forum failed to take place due differences over the venue of the meeting.
Farrmajo has proposed the conference to to b hosted by Garowe, a town in northeastern Somalia, a move vehimently opposed by Jubbaland and Puntland states.
Both states insisted the meeting to take place in Somali capital, Mogadishu.
Somali federal government and two of its member states, Puntland and Jubbaland have locked horns after federal troops were deployed in Gedo region.
The states pressed the federal government to withdraw troops from the region, for the elections to take place in Puntland and Jubbaland areas.
It is not yet whether the committee reached agreement over Gedo region.
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