Death toll rises to 30 in Somalia terror attack
Abdulaziz Lafta-Garen, who is at loggerheads with president Hassan Sheikh has also extended his term by one more year and other counterparts are likely to follow in his footsteps.
Madobe conquered the port city of Kismayo in late 2012 from Al-Shabaab, thanks to Kenyan defense forces [KDF] who helped him succeed in his goal.
Already political rift erupted among leaders in the previous opposition alliance led to a change in leadership in Somalia. Puntland and Jubaland differed on the appointment of PM Hamse Abdi Barre.
The latest news reaching the KON desk from the area indicates that the Kenyan defense forces [KDF] are conducting operations to flush out Al-Shabaab from their base's nearby villages.
He said Farmaajo is losing the battle with Jubaland president Ahmed Madobe over influence in the Gedo region, forcing him to use the foreign militia to influence and destabilize Jubaland.
The country has picked 246 parliament members out of the 275 Lower House seats since Nov 2021. There are 29 seats still remain unfilled in HirShabelle and Jubaland.
On Tuesday, aspirants further accused the Farmaajo administration of locking out a fair and free election monitoring committee that was to observe the parliamentary election in the area.
The restrictions were announced just hours after Somali leaders extended parliamentary elections to March 15 after failing to meet the February 25 deadline.
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.
Ethiopian military officials asked Ahmed Madobe to work with them to prevent TPLF from sneaking into Jubaland and tightening border security, particularly in the town of Dolow.
The port city has been under Jubaland state control since 2012 after KDF pushed the militants out of their bases during a military operation.
The international aid agencies working in Somalia and foreign diplomats attended the humanitarian forum in Mogadishu on Wednesday.