Wadajir Party presidential candidate discusses election concerns with prime minister

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble and the opposition Wadajir Party presidential candidate Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame have held a meeting earlier this evening at the of the prime minister in Mogadishu.

The meeting started after the evening prayers and was held behind closed doors.

“Today I held a meeting with PM Roble at his office. We discussed complaints about the electoral committees, the Somaliland issue & the Gedo issue. He promised that he is ready to address these complaints & to ensure a peaceful and transparent election,” the opposition leader said in a statement on Twitter.

“We also discussed election campaign freedoms including the holding of public meetings and demonstrations, as well as the need to work together towards the country’s stability,” he added.

Reports say Warsame was representing the Council of Presidential Candidates, who expressed concerns about the electoral commission several times in the past.

This was the second meeting between the prime minister and Warsame.