IGAD calls for free, fair elections in Jubaland
MOGADISHU, Somalia – A delegation of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has arrived in the port town of Kismayo, some 500km south of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The delegation led by IGAD Special envoy for Somalia Amb. Dr Mohamed Ali Guyo held talks with Jubaland leadership, parliament speaker and his deputy and other Federal Members of Parliament and Senators from Jubaland.
Dr. Guyo also met with the Jubaland Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and Clan Elders and Civil Society Organizations, ahead of the upcoming election.
He said the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in Jubaland are critical and will mark yet another milestone in Somalia’s journey towards the consolidation of state-building and good govemance.
“The upcoming elections will strengthen peace. security, stability, economic development and prosperity”, he said.
IGAD especial envoy for Somalia continues to emphasize the need for free, fair, credible and transparent peaceful elections in Jubaland region.
He also called upon the leadership and the people of Jubaland to end all misunderstandings through peaceful dialogue
The Jubaland leadership election of the region is slated to take place later this month.