Somalia Marks 62 Years of Independence Amid deep divisions and Challenges
The lawmakers of the two houses of the national assembly [Senate [45 seats and Lower House [275 seats], will vote for a new president in a joint session.
In a statement, the regional presidency described the move as 'illegal and unacceptable', adding it clearly violated the consensus reached by the National Consultative Forum [NCF] on the election.
The prime minister has named a team to probe into the attempted coup last week by the outgoing president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.
During the e-forum, the PM urged the leaders of the five regional states to ensure the election is free and fair as well as maintain transparency according to the September 17 electoral deal.
The senate candidates, including Abdi Hashi and Prof Abdi Ismail Samatar who teaches at a university in the US, addressed the electoral delegates gathered in Afisyoni tent on Tuesday.
After meeting them separately in Mogadishu before his departure to Kenya on Tuesday, PM Roble promised that he will accept any solution the mediators will come up with that helps end the rift.
During the talks, the presidential hopefuls, including former leaders agreed to show support and solidarity with Prime Minister Roble in leading the country to a peaceful election this year.