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    Former Puntland ministers warn against term extension for President Deni

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    President Said Deni was charged with planning to serve a two-year term extension by former Puntland ministers of finance Farah Ali Shire and Ali Haji Warsame.

    Both ministers, who ran for office in the 2019 election, claimed that the President intended to receive an extension from the three political parties involved in the local council elections.

    “We advised the President to make it clear during our meeting with him that he would not be accepting the extension. The government, however, is clearly on the wrong side and does not want to move forward as a unit “Ali Haji Warsame said.

    Farah Ali Shire, a former finance minister, warned that Puntland could become unstable due to President Deni’s lack of agreement.

    The politicians made their statement the day after villages in the Nugal region set fire to registration awareness letters that were supposed to be delivered to various regions.

    Following a meeting in Garowe last week, President Said Abdullahi Deni and the opposition political organisations agreed to fully participate in the upcoming local government elections.

    Each association will receive $10,000 to aid in election preparation, as promised by President Deni. He added that each organisation would receive $3,000 each month.

    On January 8, 2024, the regional state election for Puntland is anticipated to take place.

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