Somalia: Jubaland state president signs historic deal with main rivals to bury their difference

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Jubaland State President Ahmed Mohamed Islam and his main political rivals including Abdirashid Mohamed Hiddig and Abdinasir Seeraar have signed historic agreement in Nairobi on Thursday and have buried their protracted political differences.

The president of Jubaland state, Ahmed Islam and his main adversaries had held a week-long meeting in Nairobi and resolved their political row by peaceful means.

Islam’s main rivals have agreed to fully endorse Jubaland presidential polls held in August 2019 where the incumbent leader Ahmed Madobe emerged as the winner.

They have agreed that Jubaland president is entitled to hold the presidency for two terms as per the constitution in article 70.

This means that Ahmed Madobe is not entitled to run for office for another term unless the constitution is amended.

The two sides have agreed upon to form a power sharing government with Madobe’s rivals and in consideration to clans living in Jubaland.

They agreed to hold reconciliation meetings whereby intellectuals will be in attendance in a bid to further the reconciliation process.

The parties that have signed the peace agreement have called on SFG to end the protracted political row with Jubaland state.

Jubaland reiterated its readiness to reconcile with SFG in line with the federal constitution and that of Jubaland.

 

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