Somaliland delegation to attend Jubaland president’s inauguration
MOGADISHU— Somaliland, a self-declared state delegation will be attending the inauguration of President Ahmed Madobe of Jubaland state administration.
The inauguration ceremony will take place on October 9 in the coastal town of Kismayo, some 500km south of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
MP Nasir Ali says a Somaliland delegation, including 4 members of its parliament would attend the inauguration of president Ahmed Madobe.
This will be the first Somaliland delegation arrives in Somalia since it declared independence after the overthrow of Somali military dictator Siad Barre in 1991.
Meanwhile, a plane carrying Somali politicians arrived in Kismayo with stopping-over at Mogadishu airport, in apparent deny of Federal government travel directives.
Former regional leaders of Southwest Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden and Galmudug Abdikarim Hussein Guled and several lawmakers were traveling on the plane from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi to Kismayo.
This comes as federal government of Somalia suspended former president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed to fly to kismayo after Mogadishu-based government refused to recognize Ahmed Madobe’s Jubaland presidential election.