Somalia: Alleged Legislators Representing Somaliland in Mogadishu Meet PM

AMISOM troops secure the election of alleged Somaliland legislators in Somalia- file photo

Somaliland:A group allegedly representing Somaliland in the Somalia parliament met with Deputy Prime minister Mahdi M Gulaid.

The luncheon meeting  of May 2, 2022. Saw the Deputy PM also from Somaliland parley the newly  elected legislators who represent Somaliland in the House of the People (Lower House).

The lunch took place in Mogadishu.

The Deputy Prime Minister congratulated the Members of Parliament (MPs) for winning the recently held elections to represent Somaliland at the federal parliament.

With both the Deputy PM and the legislators  not representing Somaliland a separate country from Somalia, their elections/selection took place at a venue highly fortified by Foreign troops

According to AMISOM the present day ATMIS the Somali Police Force (SPF), in collaboration with African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Police, on the 26th January 2022 ensured the successful holding of elections for members of parliament from Somaliland.

Member of Parliament aspirants and delegates seen at the venue of the Somaliland House of the People elections held in Mogadishu, Somalia, on 25 January 2022.

AMISOM was part of the National Elections Security Taskforce, which is the highest security organ tasked with securing Somalia’s ongoing national elections together with Somali security agencies. The taskforce is chaired by the SPF, with support from AMISOM Police.

On Tuesday at the General Kahiye Police Academy in Mogadishu, which served as the polling center, SPF and AMISOM Police officers formed a cordon around the polling center, screened electoral delegates and provided general security of all persons involved in the process.

In Somaliland these MPs , the deputy PM and others of similar ilk are considered traitors thence persona non grata in their country of birth