Former Villa Somalia chief of staff hints he will for Southwest regional president


MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Former Villa Somalia chief of staff Hussein Sheikh Mohamud hinted that he would run for president in upcoming Southwest presidential election, days after he had submitted his resignation to President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

It came following rumors circulated on social media that President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud had ordered him to resign due to alleged ties with Al-Shabaab.

The official said his departure followed requests from Southwest state communities and politicians to participate in regional politics.

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