Police Spokesman says Deputy Lower House Speaker Abdiweli Mudey had heavy security detail leading to his denial from flying to Barawe
A day after Somali deputy Speaker of Lower House Abdiweli Mudey who is a longtime confidant of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Fahad Yasin was denied to board a plane to Barawe in South West to contest for his re-elections and reclaim back his seat HOP#145.
Somalia government Police Spokesman Major Abdifatah Aden has come out to clarify the grounds behind the denial of the Mp from flying to Barawe.Abdifatah said the Mr.Mudey had a sizeable number of soldiers armed with heavy weapons which he said could potentially jeopardize the security situation in Barawe city. "Somali police who are giving a priority to the security situation in Barawe where heavy security personnel had been deployed to maintain law and order and there is no need for any civilian or candidate to fear for his or her life and take with them heavy troops to the town"said Abdifatah.
The spokesman added that the government only allows five security officers to accompany and keep the security of government officials and MPs and thus the first Deputy Speaker was barred due to his heavy security personnel and outlined that they are only allowed to have 5 bodyguards.
South West State in a letter says it had banned candidates seeking for seats from bringing bodyguards & weapons to Jowhar and Barawe which they said could hamper the security on the ground..