Farmaajo assures of poll fairness in meeting with donors in Mogadishu
President Mohamed Farmaajo has assured of a fair election in a meeting today with members of the international community amid accusations against his government of frustrating the process.
A statement from Villa Somalia noted that the President had agreed to a compromise and called on all parties to the process to work towards achieving a fair election.
“We have made compromises in regards to the implementation of the electoral process and that needs commitment and encouragement to ensure elections happen in accordance with the constitution,” the president said.
The meeting came two days after Jubbaland and Puntland accepted to form their respective electoral committees. Leaders of the two states also called for a consultative meeting bringing together the Federal Government and Federal Member States to agree flesh out remaining contentions in the poll process.
UN head in Somalia James Swan has been on a whirlwind tour of the Federal Member States where he has since secured a deal with Jubaland and Puntland to drop their conditions and participate in the elections.