PM Roble calls on Somali election stakeholders to prepare for national elections

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA - SEPTEMBER 23: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY â MANDATORY CREDIT - "SOMALIAN PRESIDENCY / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) Newly appointed Mohamed Hussein Roble poses for a photo after Somali lawmakers on Wednesday approved Roble as the country's new prime minister in a landslide vote, in Mogadishu, Somalia on September 23, 2020. (Photo by Somalian Presidency/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has called on all Somali elections stakeholders to prepare for a national election and to refrain any action that would jeopardize this effort.

PM Roble also welcomed the press statements made by Galmudug and Hirshabelle Federal Member States which want polls to be conducted “immediately”, based on the 17th September agreement.

He also called on other Federal member states of Puntland, Jubbaland, Southwest and Banadir region to fully commit to a peaceful process in efforts to hold a free and inclusive election.

“I instruct our military to duly submit themselves to their constitutional responsibilities and to safeguard the national security. I instruct the force commanders to pull back forces to their locations and barracks.” Roble said.

He further called on the political opposition leaders to cease all hostilities and actions that can ‘blunder’ Somalia into unintended consequences and to stay at their locations.