Anti-Jubaland leader protest held in a Somali border town 

Beled Hawo rally came after Jubaland Vice President Mohamud Sayid Adan who hails from the region said the parliamentary election could not be held in Garbaharey at this time, citing unsettled challenges.

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Anti-Jubaland leader protest held in a Somali border town 

BELED-HAWO, Somalia - A protest against Ahmed Madobe, the President of Jubaland took place on Monday in the border town of Beled Hawo in the Gedo region to show their anger at the delayed election.

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets chanting slogans against Madobe, whom they accused of obstructing the election of 16 MP seats in the Garbaharey after a fallout with Somali president Farmajo.

Beled Hawo rally came after Jubaland Vice President Mohamud Sayid Adan who hails from the region said the parliamentary election could not be held in Garbaharey at this time, citing unsettled challenges.

Gedo residents have rejected Ahmed Madobe's handling of the election and demanded a free and fair vote in which they can elect their lawmakers in the upcoming Somali parliament without interference.

Madobe, an ally of Kenya, has been in power since 2013 when he was elected president of Jubaland in Kismayo a year after Al-Shabaab was ousted from the port city by KDF during the air, ground, and sea attack.

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has today appointed a seven-member committee to assess the situation in Garbaharey ahead of the election for the 16 Lower House seat which faces a crisis.

The outgoing president Farmajo whose clan controls Gedo is against Madobe’s influence in the Garbaharey election, thus he deployed troops to the region last year, a move aimed to hijack the vote.

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