As Somalia’s Jubaland State prepares to hold elections in August this year, Garissa County elders have endorsed the re-election of President Ahmed Madobe over improved security at the border between the two regions.
The elders drawn from Awliyahan, Abduwak and Abdalla clans, endorsed the re-election of President Madobe on Friday at a hotel in Garissa.
They elders praised efforts by President Madobe and Amisom troops to liberate the lower Juba from the Al Shabaab insurgents.
The elders were led by Osman Ibrahim Abdi, Dekow Muhumed Duale and Ahmed Duale Koriyow.
Jubaland State, which neighbours Garissa County is inhabited by the Ogaden communities.
Elections in Jubaland are scheduled to be held in early August this year.