Somalia’s President Accused of Dividing Elders From Somaliland After Vote Delay

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MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has been accused of dividing the traditional leaders from the break-away state of Somaliland, after crucial vote for candidates vying for Senate seats allocated for the region hit another delay.

The leader of the Wadajir opposition party Abdirahman Abdishakur on Sunday said the president wanted to create chaos in an attempt to derail the ongoing electoral process.

Farmajo is engaged in dividing the traditional elders from Somaliland who are taking part in the elections. He isn’t interested in the election. He just wants to create chaos so as to derail the election since he does not have any hope in its outcome,” Abdirahman Abdishakur tweeted.

However, the Somali people and the International Community should recognize him as a spoiler and unite against him. It’s a shame that some elders from Somaliland support Farmajo in creating chaos and sedition in our country.”

It comes after the embattled Somali president held meeting with some of the traditional leaders from the northern region at his office on Sunday night, a move that triggered delay in a vote that was due this week.

Abdishakur called on a high-level electoral panel for Somaliland to implement recently agreed procedure to ensure that the election moves forward without further obstructions.

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