Somali government has announced Friday decision barring former Al-Shabaab deputy leader, Mukhtar Robow fromrunning for the leadership of the Southwest state.
In a statement dated 4th October, the country’s ministry of security said Robow is not eligible to hold a public office as he still remains under
sanctions from the International community, including the Interpol and the US.
The move comes after the state-owned television channel, SNTV aired a report on the Al-Shabab defector’s announcement of his candidacy
for the regional presidency in Baidoa city on Thursday.