Abdirahman Mohamed Hussein (Odawa), one of the most prominent candidates for the presidency of Galmudug, has welcomed the swearing in of the parliament today in the capital of Galgadud region.MP Odawa who spoke to reporters this afternoon said I welcome that the process of selecting lawmakers of Galmudug.
As we know this has been going on for last eight months, and to day for accomplishing this important step which represents significant progress towards the federalization of Somalia.
Really to speed up the tasks is good things for us, Mr. Odawa has also look forward to the successful completion of the remaining stages and the remaining six members of parliament.
On the other hand, he reminded the country that there is a long way to go to achieve a unified local administration and that the current opportunities needs not be ignored.
Abdirahman Mohamed Hussein (Odawa), who served formerly as Interior minister and current MP, welcomed the resolution of Ahlu Sunna’s concerns, and warned against turning away the ongoing process of establishing a Galmudug state, and he I also look forward to the successful completion of the remaining stages of the central regions state formation process.
MP Odawa “I congratulate the Technical Committee, and the Elders of the Central Regions for accomplishing this important step which represents significant progress towards the federalization of Somalia” He said.
He also added the formation of Galmud State with the interest of the people will contribute towards the establishment of durable peace and stability not only in this region but also for the whole of Somalia.
The Galmudug electoral process has been fraught with disputes, notably between the federal government and Ahlu Sunnah, who have been battling for control of the process.
The disagreement ended after the signing of a new agreement allowing the armed group, which plays a key role in the war against al-Shabab
in the region, to have 20 representatives in the Galmudug parliament.
Odow who served formerly as Interior minister and current MP is running for the regional presidency will face tough competition from candidates, including Ahmed Abdi [Qoor-Qoor], a government-backed aspirant.
Notably, Qoor Qoor is currently the Deputy Minister for Public Works and Reconstruction.
The Federal Government of Somalia has been facing criticism of meddling in the regional elections, including South-West State which marred by bloodshed resulted from the arrest of a candidate, vote-buying and corruption.