Regional presidents mediate between Farmajo, Roble

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The presidents of Galmudug, Ahmed Abdi Karie (Qoor Qoor), and Southwest state, Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed (Laftagareen), have arrived in  Mogadishu on Thursday to reportedly mediate talks between President Farmajo and Prime Minister Roble amidst the current constitutional crisis.

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The two regional presidents met with the prime minister and the president and urged both parties to refrain from further action that would escalate the tense situation.

Reports indicate that the president and the prime minister have accepted the mediation, although each has developed conditions attached to the talks.

Prime Minister Roble insisted that Commander Bashir Goobe was the commander of NISA, and President Farmajo emphasized that the steps taken by the Prime Minister were invalid.

The meeting is expected to continue on Friday. The two presidents are hopeful that the two top officials will finally be reconciled so that their differences do not affect the election process.

The intervention comes amidst heightened political tensions that threatens the fragile stability of Somalia.

 

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