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Abdi Hashi: Committee sworn in at Villa Somalia is illegal

Mogadishu (SD) – The Speaker of the Upper House of the Federal Parliament, Mr. Abdi Hashi Abdullahi, has warned government institutions and anyone covering the country’s legislative system.

Speaker Abdi Hashi elaborated on the country’s constitutional process which defines the powers of the two houses of the Federal Parliament of Somalia.

“The legislative power of the country belongs to both Houses of the Federal Parliament of Somalia, one House alone cannot consolidate and function within the powers of the Parliament in accordance with Article 55 of the Provisional Constitution which stipulates that the Federal Parliament shall consist of two chambers, the Upper House and the House of the People.” Said Abdi Hashi.

“The Provisional Constitution discusses in detail the procedure for the implementation of the members of the Independent Commissions, including the Anti-Corruption Commission, as enshrined in Article 112 of the Provisional Constitution.” said Abdi Hashi.

Adding ” Therefore, how the committee were approved and sworn in were illegally and violate the provisions of the Constitution”.

The speaker declared that the extension approved by the parliament is in violation of the country’s provisional constitution, it has no legitimacy and has led to instability and insecurity in the country.

The Speaker of the Upper House Abdi Hashi said he has already issued a resolution detailing the illegality of that decision in Parliament and its consequences.

Mr. Abdi Hashi Abdullahi, suggested that government institutions and all those who refer to the legislative process should abide by the law of the land and refrain from statements or articles that contradict the Constitution.

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