Former Somali president denies reports that he quit presidential race
Former Somali President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed has denied reports that ended his presidential bid. In a statement posted on his Facebook, the former Somali president dismissed recent reports that he quit the presidential race. "We have always believed in democracy and free competition, based on political vision and alliances, which we have invested in and are still committed to," said former Somali president Sheikh Sharif Ahmed. He also ruled out an agreement reached by Mudulod intellectuals to compromise with some of the candidates running for the presidency. " I want to clear the air there is nothing about a meeting between intellectuals and politicians from the Mudulod clan who reached a compromise agreement with some of the candidates," Sheikh Sharif added. This comes as reports claiming the presidential aspirant and Himilo Qaran party leader Sheikh Sharif in the past days made rounds on social media. .