Former British Broadcasting Cooperation Mogadishu correspondent was elected as Secretary General of National Union for Somali Journalists ( NUSOJ )
Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimu who reported from Somalia for several international media including BBC and Reuters won the closely contested election on Tuesday.
His closest contender Ali Bashi conceded defeat allowing election monitors and delegates to call it a day.
Mahir Mohamed Adan was also elected the chairman of the national union for Somali Journalists.
Over 150 delegates across the country gathered in the capital for the important exercise.
The National Union for Somali Journalists was disbanded by court order earlier after serious leadership wrangles emerged between two opposing sides.
Caretaker committee was formed that recommended the suspension of the two opposing leaders and called for immediate transparent elections.