Jubbaland’s regional presidential elections enters its final stretch as candidates are cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. The incumbent president Ahmed Mohamed Islam, known as Ahmed Madobe, was today presented with his clearance certificate after he presented his papers to the commission. The President who is widely expected to retain his seat has called for a peaceful election and called upon his competitors to shun violence and embrace peace. He exuded confidence to retain the seat and said he will work with any of the competitors if he is defeated.
The elections which are expected to take place on the 14th of August has attracted more than 11 contestants including one female.