Somali PM invites regional state leaders for talks to finalize the 17 Sep agreement

New Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, a Swedish-trained civil engineer, sits after Somali members of Parliament approved his appointment in Mogadishu, Somalia, on September 23, 2020. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP) (Photo by STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images)

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has officially invited the Presidents of the Federal Member States (FMS) and the Governor of the Benadir Regional Administration (BRA) to attend the National Consultative Assembly to finalize the 17 Sep agreement between the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the FMS.

The meeting is set to take place on Thursday, May 20 in Mogadishu. This will enable Somalia to hold elections soon.

On Saturday, PM Roble said that the government will soon prepare an election plan.

Earlier, Somali’s President granted PM Roble powers to lead preparation, implementation and security of upcoming elections.

140 lawmakers from the Lower House of parliament on Saturday officially rescinded its previously endorsed law on popular vote, and reinstated indirect polls based on 17th September agreement. Thus annulling a two year term extension for president Farmaajo.