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Opposition candidates laud efforts by Puntland and Galmudug leaders to resolve dispute over poll process
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Opposition candidates laud efforts by Puntland and Galmudug leaders to resolve dispute over poll process

The Somali opposition leaders have welcomed efforts by leaders of Puntland and Galmudug states over the country's disputed elections. The two leaders who met in Galkayo on issued a statement saying, “The governments of Galmudug and Puntland are always ready for any inclusive effort to achieve the 2020/2021 elections. Therefore, in line with the agreement reached on 17 September 2020 in Mogadishu, the Governments of Galmudug and Puntland have agreed to work together to bring together all parties with differing views on the conduct of the elections. ” The opposition presidential candidates in a statement welcomed efforts by Galmudug state President Ahmed Abdi Kariye (Qoor-Qoor) and Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni to resolve differences over the country's electoral administration. "The council commends the leadership of the two states for their dedicated work in resolving the impasse surrounding the implementation of the country's elections. "The House of Representatives commends President Qoor-Qoor for implementing the initial agreement reached between him and the House," the statement from the Council of Candidates said. "The Council of Candidates calls on state leaders to play a positive role in resolving the dispute over the administration of the 2020/21 elections, warning against any attempt to disrupt the efforts of the two Presidents of Galmudug and Puntland, and to hold uncontested elections." not political stakeholders in the country.”