President Farmaajo leads the Nation in marking the 79 anniversary since the birth of SYL league.
President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has today led the country in commemoration of the 79th anniversary of the Somali Youth League SYL.The President congratulated the Somali Youth on this important occasion of May 15 and urged them to learn from the struggles of the heroes of the SYL and also generation after generation. "The SYL heroes are attributed to the unity, Patriotism and fighting against tribalism that why they realised the mission of the Somali people in freeing the country from the colonialist and make it a country with dignity and respect." said the President. President Farmaajo laid a wreath as he paid tribute to our Youth, who were at the forefront of fighting for change as they envisioned a bright future for all our Somali generations. The day is held every year to celebrate Somalia’s first youth driven political party which was founded on 15th May 1943 and played a key role in the country’s struggle for independence. This comes as the country holds Presidential election one and a half year later due to wrangles among the top Somali leaders. President Farmaajo is facing off with 36 candidates including former Presidents Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Sheikh Shariff Sheikh Ahmed.