In surprise Move, Bitter Jubaland Political Rivals Announce Power-Sharing Deal in Nairobi

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) –The President of Jubaland Federal Member State of Somalia Ahmed Madobe has signed a deal with political rivals to end months-long impasse in the region, officials have confirmed to media on Thursday.

Following weeks of negotiations in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi the bitter rivals have struck a power-sharing deal that seeks opposition figures to endorse a recent presidential election held in Kismayo, which has led to the reelection of Ahmed Madobe.

The opposition figures who have signed the deal with Madobe are Abdirashid M. Hidig, Abdinasir Serar and Dahir Sheikh Ahmed.

The two sides have agreed that the current President of Jubaland will not seek reelection and that Ahmed Madobe will soon announce a unity government in which all sides are going to have equal and fair representation.

Among the other issues in the agreement include holding a reconciliation conference that will bring together intellectuals, politicians and regional traditional leaders.

For many, this has been a momentous feat and a turning point in the favor of Kenya and UAE backed Jubaland administration, but for others; this will not bring hostilities to an end as long as the dispute between the Federal Government and the Regional Leader Ahmed Madobe remains unresolved.

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