Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud presided over the 4th meeting of the Federal Government’s National Consultative Council and its member states, which began its second day on Tuesday.
The leaders are debating the federalization of the judiciary and the division of powers at the federal and state levels, which was one of the communiqué articles from the 3rd National Forum Conference held on September 12 in Mogadishu.
The federal and regional state officials will also discuss the ongoing offensive against Al-Shabaab terrorists, which has resulted in the effective liberation of numerous areas across the nation.
Following confrontations in Baidoa between Southwest state authorities and militia loyal to the opposition candidate, regional and federal leaders are set to consider President Abdiaziz Laftagaren’s one-year extension.
Southwest regional state legislators blamed the federal government for the Friday violence in Baidoa, the state’s administrative headquarters, and urged the federal government to refrain from meddling in local political issues.
The MPs stated that the National Army Forces were being used to incite unrest in the Southwest and requested that federal forces be returned to the frontlines.
With the exception of President Deni, all regional leaders have extended their terms by one year.
The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia, Hamse Abdi Barre, Deputy Prime Minister Salah Jama, Presidents of the Regional Governments, Jubbaland Ahmed Mohamed Islam, South West Abdazis Hassan Mohamed, Puntland Saeed Abdullahi Deni, Galmudug Ahmed Abdi Kariye, Hirshabele Ali Gudlawe Hussein and the Governor of Banadir Region and the Mayor of Mogadishu Yusuf Hussein Jimale.