Ahmed Madobe refuses to attend Mogadishu conference
Kismayo (Harar24) The leader of the Jubba interim administration in Somalia Ahmed Madobe has said on Monday that his administration will not attend a reconciliation conference projected by the federal government of Somalia.
Following the Addis Ababa agreement signed by the federal government and the leader of the Jubba interim administration, the government recently pronounced to host a large and inclusive conference in Mogadishu on 21st October.
“As adopted in Addis Ababa we were required to go to Mogadishu and we did.” Ahmed Madobe said during a press conference in Kismayo on Monday. “We are now to prepare the second phase of the reconciliation in Kismayo”.
Madobe rejected to participate in any conference activities relating Jubba administration to be held in Mogadishu saying that “it will not reflect on his administration”.
He has strongly criticized last week’s visit by the senior Federal Government commander to Kismayo which Ahmed Madobe termed as an attempt to relocate local militias into Kismayo.
It’s believed that senior government commanders took Bare Hirale to Kismayo who was believed to have been based on the outskirts of Kismayo with his militia since he was ousted by militia loyal to Madobe from the city. It’s also believed that Hirale is currently under the command of AMISOM forces belonging to Sierra Leone.
“We welcome each who person surrenders to us.” Madobe said.
This comes as the security situation in Kismayo is deteriorating and is subject to daily attacks from members belonging to Harakat Al-Shabaab