Published On: Tue, Feb 7th, 2017

Osoble and Adow Ali Gees are set to withdraw their candidacy for president

There are emerging reports that at least seven more presidential candidates to drop out the race for Villa Somalia as the election is expected to be held on Wednesday, February 8.

Abdulkadir Osoble and Adow Ali Gees, are said to be mulling to announce their withdrawal from the presidential election, barely 24 hours left the voting to begin in Mogadishu.

Osoble and Gees, the two candidates exit will make the number of the candidates vying for President in Wednesday’s voting 20, after two more others dropped out of the competition.

A politician hailing from Jubbaland told Radio Shabelle said Adow Ali Gees will be the 1st to declare his withdrawal from the race, while Osoble will follow his foot-step and drop out.

Mr Osoble has been accused of committing crimes in the country and lost people’s trust in the past, according former Somali ambassador to Senegal Amb Owliyow.

This comes as Senator Abdirahman Farole announced withdrawal from the presidential race on Tuesday afternoon in Mogadishu ahead of tomorrow’s ballot, citing election interference.

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