IIhan Omar: It’s time for Farmajo to step down
WASHINGTON- US MP Ilhan Omar now wants outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo to step down and allow Somalia to move forward instead of dragging out the electoral exercise that was to take place this year.
For months, Farmaajo has been accused of being a stumbling block in the current elections, with the opposition linking him to a dragged election. The country was supposed to start elections last year.
In a tweet, Ms Omar, serving her second term, felt that Farmaajo should step down, noting that her term ran out in February 2021. It has operated without being within the confines of the constitution.
“Farmaajo has passed his mandate by one year. It is time for him to step down and for the long-awaited elections to take place as soon as possible,” said Ms Omar, who fled the civil war in Somalia before moving on. settle in Minnesota.
This is the first time that a senior American leader has asked Farmaajo to step down. The president insisted he suspended Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, but the prime minister insists he lacks the authority to do so.
The US Bureau of African Affairs has warned that Washington is ready to work on those who oppose peace and prosperity in Somalia, but without mentioning specific individuals. It is not clear whether the intention of the message was President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo.
“The United States stands ready to act against those who stand in the way of Somalia’s path to peace. The attempted suspension of Mohamed Roble is alarming and we support his efforts for quick and credible elections. .
Farmaajo has also been accused of installing his loyalists in the Lower House and other vital departments on purpose for the upcoming rigged elections. He faces a daunting challenge from former Presidents Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, among other prominent candidates.
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