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Outcome of NCF was not inclusive says former prime minister

Storyline:National News

Former Somali prime minister, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed said the outcome of National Consultative Forum was based on the decision of few persons.

Abdiweli who is the chairman of one of Somali political associations pointed out that the outcome National Consultative Forum was not inclusively agreed upon.

 “We know that the result from National Consultative Forum was not inclusively agreed because Puntland walked out of the conference, no political association and civil society members took part the conference” said Abdiweli.

Federal leaders have on Thursday agreed on a framework for holding elections this year, a move the international community hopes will stabilize the long-troubled country.

The framework, announced Thursday after two days of heated talks in Mogadishu, calls for creation of an upper house of parliament, with 54 seats allocated among Somalia’s states.

Puntland refuted the decision saying it will not accept the decision of the Federal Government regarding the elections process.

“On behalf of the government of Puntland, I want declare here that we will not accept that decision and is contradicting the opinion of the people of Puntland,” Said President Abdiweli.