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Outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo is on Monday expected to officially hand over power to President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

Their have been beehive of activities at Villa Somalia in the last two days with vehicles seen moving out the personal belongings of the former President to his new residence in Mogadishu.

This is meant to pave way for the new President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who is set to take over the reign of power from Farmaajo whom he handed over in 2017.

Farmaajo is according to sources, said to be moving in to a house located in the heavily fortified fenced compound near Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport where critics of his regime have been residing in the last five years.

This is the specific location where skirmishes were witnessed when critics of his government protested against his term extension in April last year.

The residence that the former Head of State is moving in to is currently occupied by Galmudug State President Ahmed Kariye Qoorqoor which is on the left of Shabeel Hotel where his successor Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is presently staying.

According to political pundits, President Farmaajo is now beginning four tough years of being in the opposition after he was defeated in the recently held Presidential election at the Afisyoni tent in Mogadishu.

The outgoing leader had on Tuesday appointed a committee for the assumption of office of the new President and directed them to expedite the preparation for the inauguration ceremony of the President.

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