The International community has visited Jubbaland ahead of the elections scheduled for 19th August.
The visit comes against the backdrop of protest from some candidates who have expressed fera stat the election will not be free and fair.
The team that met the Jubbaland State president Ahmed Mohamed Islam were the United Nations Special Representative to Somalia James Swan accompanied by IGAD officials, African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM Force Commanders and other members.
The parties discussed about ensuring transparency in the electoral process.
United Nations envoy to Somalia James Swan asked the Jubbaland government to allow opposition candidates to register and participate in the elections and to amend the criteria for candidates running for the Jubbaland presidency.s
President Ahmed Mohamed Islam has told members of the International Community that he has no authenticity to change the election schedule and that its the role of the Jubbaland Independent electoral committee who have their own set of rules and procedures and the will make their decision.
The Jubbaland Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission have yesterday amended the election schedule, with the advance of the Jubbaland Presidential Election to be held on 19th August.