A delegation led by the head of the traditional elders of the Hawadle community, Ugaas Yusuf Ugaas Hassan Ugaas Khalif, arrived in Beledweyne on Wednesday amid the ongoing political conflict over the removal of the former Hiiraan region governor, Ali Jeyte Osman.
The delegation of elders was received by officials, politicians, and other community members at Ugaas Khalifa Airport in Beledweyne.
Ugaas Yusuf Ugaas Hassan, speaking briefly to the people, said he would be in Beledweyne in the coming days to resolve disputes and lead mediation efforts.
The arrival of the head of the elders of the Hawadle community in Baledweyne comes amidst an ongoing political situation in Beledweyne. This situation arose due to the removal of the governor of the Hiiraan region, Ali Jeyte Osman, by the president of Hirshabele, Ali Guudlawe. In his place, Abdullahi Ahmed Maalin Sufurow was appointed as the new governor.
However, Governor Sufurow has not officially assumed office as Jeyte refuses to step down, and local administrators have reportedly elected him as the interim President of Hiiraan State, an administration not recognized by the Federal government.