Somalia: Central state formation convention to kick off on Wednesday

Somalia

ADADO, Somalia, March 31, 2015 (Garowe Online)-Local official in central Somalia on Tuesday disclosed that delegates are arriving in Galgadud regional district of Adado for central state formation convention, Garowe Online reports.

Mohamed Haji Hassan, a spokesman for Himan and Heeb local administration said, the conference will kick off in Adado on Wednesday in the presence of delegates representing local communities in South Mudug and Galgadud.

Efforts to ease dispute between clan elders over the avenue of the convention hit a brick wall last week.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud met with traditional leaders and politicians, discussing the fate of the convention aimed at the formation of federal state consisting of South Mudug and Galgadud a week ago.

Somali ambassador to Ethiopia Ahmed Abdisalan who has already wrapped up his campaign with meetings in Dhusamareb and former National Intelligence Agency Chief Fiqi are among central state presidency frontrunners.

President Mohamud previously backed a proposal by Himan and Heeb to host the convention in Adado.

GAROWE ONLINE 

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