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Will Farmajo and Khaire remain united ahead of upcoming polls?
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Will Farmajo and Khaire remain united ahead of upcoming polls?

Villa Somalia leadership to register own party ahead of upcoming elections
The incumbent administration led by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed 'Farmajo's has taken a bold move to register a new political party that will enable the team to run for re-election.
An application regarding details of the new political party, which insiders say might be named after the President Farmajo's government main slogan 'Nabad iyo Nolol' or 'Peace and Life', is now with the office of the Chairperson of the National Independent Elections Commission (NIEC), Ms Halima Ismail Ibrahim for registration consideration.
Reports further say that the registration of the government's political party could be finalised within the coming few days.
While it is not yet clear if President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and his Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Khaire are on the same page pertaining to the country's electoral model as well as the formation of a political party representing the government, Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Gulaid is anticipated to be selected as the party's interim chairman.
“This may be the right time for Khaire to be the resident at the Villa Somalia.He has acquired enough experience to contest for the Presidential seat. Anyone following up his recent public utterances can attest that running for that office is no longer a pipe dream for him” Ali told Radio Dalsan.
However, Harbi Ahmed, a Mogadishu youth activist believe that if the two leaders unite under one political party and present one aspirant for the country's top seat, chances are high that they might secure re-election considering their ability to achieve something big in unison.

“This may be the right time for Khaire to be the resident at the Villa Somalia.He has acquired enough experience to contest for the Presidential seat. Anyone following up his recent public utterances can attest that running for that office is no longer a pipe dream for him” Ali told Radio Dalsan.

This week Khaire addressed the cabinet and expressed commitment in holding the coming elections.

Khaire asked the Cabinet Ministers to prepare for the polls confirming postponement was not an option as holding elections is “more critical than any other duty”.

The new party said to be named Peace & Life after the the Farmaajo administration mantra Nabad iyo Nolool remains to be seen if it will hold unity all the way to the election date