Thursday November 16, 2023
Hargeisa (HOL) - Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi met with the Presidential candidate of the Wadani Party, Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi Irro, the Chairman of the ruling Kulmiye Party, who is also the Minister of Internal Affairs, Mohamed Kahin Ahmed, and other politicians in Hargeisa on Thursday.During the meeting at the Presidential Palace, they discussed key issues, including the upcoming elections in the self-proclaimed Republic of Somaliland. The President and the leaders of the Wadani opposition party agreed that the National Electoral Commission should be given support in matters related to the elections.
On August 30, President Muse Bihi Abdi and opposition parties in Somaliland resolved a long-standing electoral dispute after agreeing that the Presidential and political organization elections would occur on the same day.
Previously, the two sides disputed the sequencing of the elections for new political organizations and the presidential election. President Bihi had advocated for the election of political organizations to precede the presidential election, a stance that had faced reluctance from the opposition.