The president of the Federal government of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has arrived in Garowe for the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected president of Puntland, Said Abdullahi Deni which is to take place in Garowe on Saturday night.
President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, former presidents, Hassan Sheikh and Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed as well as the leaders of regional states across the country and hundreds of high profile guests are reported to be attending the inauguration.
Also in attendance will be the representatives of the international community including United nations mission office for Somalia UNSOM, IGAD and members of the diplomatic core.
Security has been stepped up in and around the venue in Garowe, the administrative capital of Puntland regional state ahead of the inauguration ceremony.
Puntland President, Said Abdullahi Deni was elected on 8th January with 35 votes defeating his adjacent contender, General Asad Osman Diyano who garnered 31 votes.