Somali president pitches for vote in Kismayo visit

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has paid an unannounced visit to Kismayo, the administrative capital of Jubbaland State today.

President Hassan Sheikh’s visit to Kismayo is related to his re-election campaign and it will just come on the heels of a similar visit to Kismayo by his arch-rival in the upcoming presidential elections, Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke.

During his stay in the seaport town, President Hassan Sheikh will hold talks with Jubaland President Ahmed Mohamed Islam in a bid to persuade Ahmed Madobe to urgently sign the list of elected MPs from Jubbaland.

President Ahmed Madobe is reportedly reluctant to do the signature of newly elected MPs list from Jubbaland before the ongoing electoral process is over across the country.
President Hassan will also meet newly elected MPs from Jubbaland to ask for their votes in the upcoming presidential elections.

In his recent visit to Kismayo, Prime Minister Abdirashid Omar Sharmarke told the newly elected MPs from Jubbaland that Somalia was in need to leadership change, urging them to vote for change.






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