Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble said in a statement that the government has finally decided to go to the polls, after meeting with the presidents of Galmudug, South West, Hirshabelle and Benadir regions.
A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said that the government has been working for a long time to address the concerns of the election and various calls have been made to the parties concerned, but they have finally decided to hold the elections from the state ready for the elections.
“We have repeatedly stated that my doors are open to anyone who has concerns, and I am always ready to consider different views on the implementation of the electoral agreement and the procedures agreed upon.”
The Prime Minister called for the avoidance of anything that could impede the implementation of the electoral agreement reached in Mogadishu on 17 September 2020, which is fundamental to the holding of elections and the establishment of a democratic process in the country.
The statement from the government comes at a time when the parties in Puntland, Jubbaland and the Union of Candidates are still debating the election and calling for redress of irregularities before the election.