Dahir got 17 votes.
The other candidates, Mohamed Mohamud Omar came a distant third with one vote; Mohamed Gedi didn’t get any votes.
The United Nations office in Somalia and Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs difeered over the polls.
During the campaigns, a section of leaders had accused Madobe of ‘pocketing’ the electoral commission – Jubbaland Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (JIEBC), and thereby making their own electoral commission, ‘where they’ll announce their own president’.
The United Nations political office in Somalia called on the commission to address the concerns about the election process — only to be contradicted by Kenya’s ministry of foreign affairs, which called on the U.N. office to withdraw their statement.
Madobe, who has ruled over the Somalia state since 2013, was sworn in shortly after the electoral agency’s chairman Dr Hamza Barre announced his victory.
Deep seated Issues
It remains to be seen how it plays out between Kenya and Somalia even as the two countries are embroiled in a bitter diplomatic spat over offshore oil blocks in the contested territory off the Kenyan port of Lamu.
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