First Somali Woman to Contest for Regional Presidency

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Dahabo Abdi alias Dahabo Udd has announced that she will contest Presidency for Central regions state making her the first ever Somali women to contest that position. Dahabo Udd, a former civil servant said she was motivated by the need to change the lives of her people in Central regions whom she said are lacking leadership. Dahabo has promised to bring prosperity in Central regions should the people elect her. Dahabo’s decision is seen as a glitter of hope for many Somali women who have been sidelined in politics by chauvinistic male society. Somalia’s current Constitution grants women 30% in political leadership.