On Monday, the regional president of Puntland issued a decree nullifying any directives given by Vice President Ahmed Karash.
“I announce that any decree made by Vice President Puntland while I am in Somalia would be null and void. As a result, I urge all government agencies to carry out their responsibilities and not to comply with any order that is in violation of the Puntland Constitution and other rules, as stated in Article 138, paragraph 2 of the Puntland Constitution.”
Following Said Abdullahi Deni’s arrival in Mogadishu to compete for the Somali presidency, Karash assumed control of the Puntland Presidency.
Karash named Faysal Sheikh Ali Mohamed as the new governor of the Mudug area on Monday, replacing the previous governor Mudug region, Abdulaziz Musa Nur (Sanyare). The latter was just elected to the parliament.