Somali-American declared as the leader of the autonomous “South West Three” state.
Mogadishu (Harar24) – After much dispute and turmoil and protests regarding the fate of the self-declared autonomous “South West Three” state, a president for the state was named today in conference held in the city of Baidoa in the Bay region.
Mohamed Haji Abdinur, a Somali-American, who’s said to have studied in the United States was appointed as the head of the self declared “South West Three” state. Many sources have suggested that the mastermindd behind this declaration was the former speaker of parliament, Sharif Hasan Sheikh Adan, who is also said to be Mohamed Abdinur’s half-brother.
Although declared today, the majority of the residents of the Bay region and Baidoa in particular are unsatisfied with the declaration of the autonomous state. The streets of Baidoa were overcrowded for three days by angry protesters who voiced their anger regarding the proposal for the federal government led “three state” decision. It’s believed that the local residents are in favor of a “six state” autonomous state rather than a “three state” autonomous state.
This further heightens the tense situation in the region and comes a few days after the killings of eight clan elders who were mysteriously gunned down in Bur Hakaba, the elders were believed to have been amongst those who elected Madobe Nuno to be the head of their “six state” autonomous state.