Section of Puntland Presidential hopefuls resigned ahead of the scheduled poll on 8th January 2019. Up to 6 aspirants who previously announced their candidacy have withdrawn the race. in a press conference, the reserved aspirants cited that they compromised for the interest of Puntland urging leadership change.
The withdrawn candidates are as follows:
1- Abdullahi Jama Salah
2- Abdiweli Abdirahman Gayre
3- Mohammed Salad Qoryooley
4- Abdihakin Ahmed Hashi
5- Abdirisaq Jamac Janale gale
6- Ali Ahmed Gamuute
However, a dozen of other presidential candidates still in Garawe who’s eyeing the top state’s seat.