Somalia: Puntland police arrest former Mudug Governor


GAROWE, Somalia Nov 26, 2014 (Garowe Online) –Puntland police forces have arrested former governor of Mudug region Abdirashid Ali Hashi for criticizing regional president Abdiweli Mohamed Ali for administrative drawbacks on Tuesday evening, Garowe Online reports.

In an interview with Puntland-based independent station, Radio Garowe, Nugal governor Abdiqani Hashi Ali has unveiled that Hashi made public incitement, referring to remarks being made by the former official a day before his arrest.

“[Former Governor] released a statement that could incite the public, spawn violence and destabilize the region,” said Nugal governor, adding that Hashi put Puntland existence at stake.

Former Mudug governor accused President Ali of cementing family’s power and failing to deliver on presidential election promises.

8-member panel of UN investigators disclosed in a report in early October that weak counter-terrorism policy contributed to upsurge in terror attacks on the rugged terrain of Galgala.

On Wednesday, Ali have gone out on provincial tour, making first stopover in Qardo in advance of his visit to the Gulf of Aden port city of Bossaso.


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