Somalia: President Nominated Puntland political Heavyweight as Prime Minister

Mogadishu (HAN) December 17, 2014 – Public Dipolomacy and Regional Security news. The Geeska Afrika Online reporter , reported last week  and  saw the selection of  former Prime Minister of Somalia Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke.

Officially today, Somali president selected and nominated the Somalia’s ambassador to the United States, HE Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, on Wednesday to become the next prime minister of Somalia.

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President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said he had appointed a Puntland political heavyweight and Son of former prime minister, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, who becomes the first person to hold the post twice.

“I’m very happy that I have picked Omar Abdirashid Ali as the new prime minister of the country. I expect him to fulfill his commandments,” the president said at Villa Somalia, the fortified compound and seat of the country’s fragile internationally backed government.

Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, a dual national of both Somali-Canadain, will replace prime minster Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, which ousted by parliament after just over a year in  post hist last week.

The new prime minister told reporters he would “continue working on the efforts to bring about stability” and “taking the country the way forward to free elections”.

 

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