Published On: Thu, Dec 22nd, 2016

Somali leaders to wrap up NLF in Mogadishu

Somali leaders are expected to wrap up days-long National Leadership Forum in Mogadishu in the coming hours on Thursday, sources revealed.

The leaders from the federal government and presidents of regional administrations will release a joint communiqué  on the upcoming presidential election who is reported to have been pushed to January.

International community urged Somali leaders at high-level National leadership Forum to fix the alleged electoral malpractices in the parliamentary polls before holding the much-awaited presidential ballot.

Radio Shabelle has learnt that the presidential election will be postponed to 22 January, 2017. The elected has been delayed for 3 times and was expected to be held 28 December.

The sources at NLF said there is a growing standoff between Somali leaders and int’l community on 24 nullified parliamentary seats which has been reduced to 11 by the country’s electoral disputes body.

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