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Galmudug Leader turns down offer from Somali President

The regional leader of Galmudug, Ahmed Du’alle Gelle had turned down an offer by Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo to hold talks for rival political sides in the region.

Mr. Gelle says he is working to solve clan-based tension in the region, according to a statement obtained by Mareeg Online.

He blamed on Villa Somalia for being behind the renewed “clan-based armed conflict” in his region.

The allegation emerged after Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has invited Galmudug regional leaders to urgent meeting in the capital of Mogadishu.

The meeting was scheduled to take place 24th September in the capital, in what the president said will be discussed on the political crisis puttying between the Galmudug regional leaders.

Last week, the National Security Council meeting which was scheduled to hold on September 16-17th in Mogadishu capital has been cancelled amid an ongoing political stalemate in Somalia.

Somalia could be split into six regions after five regional federal states announced that they would no longer co-operate with Mogadishu until their grievances about insecurity, sharing of natural resources and the interference by the central government in their affairs are addressed.

UN says the decision by the five regional presidents could embolden Al Shabaab and negate the gains made by the African Union Mission in Somalia.

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