Former Somali President and founder of Puntland , Abdulahi Yusuf Ahmed dies in Dubai
Dubai(Puntlandi)- Former president of TFG , and founder of Puntland , Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed , passed away on Friday in Dubai, at the age of 78 ,Puntlandi.com reports
The veteran Politician and military personal, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahemd had been ailing for several weeks in Dubai , and international doctors were busy for his treatment
As Puntlandi learns former President would be flown to Mogadishu to make for him a national burial , participated by international leaders and dignitaries , but finally he might be buried in Galkayo, central Somalia were he hailed from
Born in “Birta Dheer” near Puntland’s capital , Garowe in 1934 , Abdullahi Yusuf was well known policitican since 1960s..
He was one of the founders of the Somali Salvation Democratic Front(SSDF), as well as the Puntland State of Somalia, where he served as the autonomous region’s first President.
In 2004, he also helped establish the Transitional Federal Government, which he led as President of Somalia from 2004 until 2008.
In 2004 he become the president of Somali Transition Federal Government after a long time running conference brokered by Kenyan Government, but he resigned later .
As news spread of the death of former President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, Somali citizens mainly in Puntland stared their mourning and offering prayers to veteran politician
Abdullahi Yusuf is considered the father and founder of Puntland, a peaceful semi-autonomous region until now