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Somalia President gives up US citizenship

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Somalia’s President announced on Thursday, July 1 that he is giving up his United States Citizenship, a decision seen by some Somalia citizens as an attempt to win support ahead of a run for a second term in office

According to our source, Mohammed made the decision voluntarily with lawyers involved after he was elected two years ago but the process has just been completed, even though Somalia constitution allows dual citizenship hence the President decided to give up his citizenship.

Mohammed spends most of his early years in the United States working as a New York State Transportation Department Official in Buffalo before returning back to Somalia. He became president in February 2017 and he is expected to run again in 2021 election but he has faced accusations by some of the Horn of Africa Nation that he and other officials with dual citizenship lacks complete loyalty to their country.

The United States has dramatically increased airstrike against the Somali-based al-Shabab extremist group, re-established its diplomatic presence in Somalia and they even presented him with a trucker cap that reads ” Make Somalia Great Again”.

” I am proud to serve my people and always believe in their potential to rebuild this nation. I am neither discouraged by our past nor daunted by the enormity of the task ahead. I will continue serving my people honestly with the firm belief that real power rests with the people”.

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