Speaker Hashi agrees to attend poll pact signing ceremony in Mogadishu
The Speaker of the upper House Abdi Hashi has agreed to attend the signing ceremony of Somalia's election agreement in Mogadishu. Members of the Council of Presidential Candidates held an urgent meeting with the Speaker of the Upper House, Sen. Abdi Hashi, which led to his consent to attend the closing ceremony of the Afisioni electoral talks. Initially, Hashi had protested the allocation of only five slots in the appointment of the electoral teams for Somaliland at the regional and federal level. Sources have revealed to Radio Dalsan that the Somaliland issue which is yet to be resolved. The signing ceremony of the poll pact reached by Prime Minister Mohamed Roble and FMS leaders is set to kick off anytime soon. Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble and regional state leaders alongside Benadir governor concluded four-day electoral talks in the capital Mogadishu to resolve differences on the electoral process and reach a consensus on a way forward. The signing-in ceremony was scheduled to kick off on Thursday at 9:00 AM but was delayed to hold talks to convince Hashi to climb down. The lower house elections are reportedly to take place in two main towns of each regional states with each member of lower house being elected by 101 electoral college delegates.