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South West state bans private meetings in the capital, Baidoa

Storyline:National News, Politics

South West administration has banned private meetings in Baidoa town unless cleared by the authorities.

Speaking to Goobjoog News, the spokesperson of the state Nurdin Abukar Ga’ma noted the need for anyone organizing a meeting to get a permit from the state authority and to explain in detail the agenda for the gathering. He appealed specifically to the politicians in Baidoa town to seek permission to hold meetings. “They have to get license from the state internal ministry. Let us perceive this move from a positive perspective” he added.

Ga’ama brushed aside allegations that they are pressing hard the local politicians adding that if this was the case, no one could have been allowed to speak to the media.

“We are not suppressing all the politicians in the state but to maintain peace and if this is true, they could not have been communicating with the media” Spokesperson Ga’ama said.

This latest development comes amid accusations by the state against the federal government over what it termed as attempts to remove state leaders from power.

Goojoog News