Djibouti (SD) – Djibouti’s mayor Fadumo Awale Osman was rumored to have resigned recently, due to a fight she had with the president’s family, according to sources.
The source spoke to Somali Dispatch on a condition of anonymity, revealed that the Mayor’s resignation caught President Ismail Omar Guelleh as a surprise, as he wasn’t made aware of the fight.
Djibouti city mayor was reported to have received developmental fund from un-named international donor, and the president’s daughter Heybado Ismail Omar Guelleh solicited the city contracts illegally.
Ironically, Djibouti mayor Fadumo Awale Osman is known for being Heybado Ismail Omar Guelleh’s bridesmaid, so when she refused to grant the contracts, a dispute ensued.
The dispute led to the mayor vacating her post, according to the sources.
Its not clear whether she followed through with her resignation or talks between the mayor and the presidency were fruitful.
Either way, this a common occurrence in Djibouti these days, were public officials are forced to have unsavoury relationships with the president’s family.