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Federal government sends congratulation to Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan

Storyline:National News

The federal government of Somalia has welcomed the election of South Somalia’s leader in Baidoa on Monday.

The minister for Interior and federalism of federal government Abdullahi Godah Barre speaking to VOA Somali service said he has sent warm congratulations to the newly elected president of South Somalia-three regions Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan.

“ We are happy with the outcome of the two years conference in Baidoa, particularly we are happy to see the people of South West Somalia having functioning administration” the minister said.

Another person Ali Mohamed Yussuf aka Ali Shakur declared himself  president of South West Somalia’s administration-three regions claiming that he was elected by more than 300 deligates.

The election of Sharif Hassan in Baidoa and the warm congratulations of Godah comes after the speaker of federal parliament Mohamed Sheikh Jawari termed the conference as unconstitutional and its outcomes will not be recognized by the government.