Somalia: Caretaker PM, Puntland President, presidential candidate Farole meet in Garowe


GAROWE, Puntland- Federal government of Somalia’s caretaker Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, Puntland President Abdiwali Mohamed Ali “Gaas” and former Puntland President and Somali presidential candidate Abdirahman Mohamed Farole along with Senator Abdirazaq Osman Jurile, have met in the state capital of Garowe on Monday, Garowe Online reports.

The closed-door meeting was held at Farole’s residence in Garowe city, and was reported it has focused on the forthcoming presidential election of Somalia scheduled on December 28, according to close sources.

The meeting comes amid the conclusion of parliamentary elections in Puntland state on Monday, as the state has wrapped up the election of 37 lawmakers that will represent Puntland in the upcoming Lower House chamber of Federal Parliament.

The state has also concluded the Upper House election last October, which witnessed the election of 11 Senators among them Sharmarke, Farole and Jurile for the Upper House chamber of Federal Parliament.

The meeting brought together caretaker Prime Minister Sharmaker and Senator Faorle who are presidential contenders and seeking to secure the top office of the country in the upcoming election.