Somalia: Abdurrahman Badiyow, is likely to be the next PM

The newly elected Somali president, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, don’t have much time to rest after his victory, the biggest task ahead of the president now is to appoint a prime minister, a job which has attracted all kinds of seekers and dreamers.

Meetings between educated people, clergy men, traditional leaders and the president-elect continue in Mogadishu.

Former Somali presidential candidate Abdurrahman Badiyow, is most top politician who could be chosen the PM.

He is a professor of political and military expert would be a shoo-in for either the office of the presidency or the premiership., found that Mr, Badiyow, is likely to be the next PM of Somalia.

Who’s Mr, Badiyow?

Abdurrahman Abdullahi Baadiyow, was born in 1954 in Galguduud in central Somalia.

Baadiyow joined the Somali National Army in 1971, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and remained in active duty until 1986, when he left the military due to President Siad Barre’s military response against clan-based armed factions that were emerging against his regime.

After leaving the armed forces, he enrolled at McGill University in Canada where he earned a master’s degree and a PhD in Islamic studies.

He returned to Somalia in 1993 as the East Africa Regional Director of Mercy-USA for Aid and Development, a non-profit organization that works to provide relief and promotes economic and educational development.

In 1996, he co-founded Mogadishu University.

In 2000, Baadiyow took part in the Somalia National Peace Conference held in Djibouti and was selected as a member of the Technical Committee charged with overseeing the charter for the Transitional National Government.

In 2012, Badiyow ran for presidency and reached 4th place.

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  1. I remember this guy, Badiyow giving Friday prayer at Toronto Jami Mosque sometime early 90’s during Al-Itahad’s heydays, as soon the Prayer ended there was a fight between him and some other people.

    later I learned that the fight was between Al-Itihad and Al-islaax/Ikhawaanu Muslimiin,

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