MOGADISHU (SD) – Former President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has called on the outgoing president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo to take part in efforts to seek justice for Ikran Tahlil Farah, a female intelligence agent who disappeared without trace last June.
Mohamud has warned his predecessor not to stand in the way of investigations into Ikran’s death.
“Mr. President, support justice as you took an oath to reinforce justice. So assist the grieving family in their quest for justice. It is both a religious, constitutional and moral obligation to do so. Let your conscience move you, Mr President,” Mohamud said.
Former President also accused Farmaajo of not wanting to allow the country hold elections, saying Farmaajo has no concrete plans to hold the elections.
“You dismissed the Prime Minister at a time when election discussions were on the table. That action and what is happening today clearly indicate that you do not have a solid plan for elections. The Somali people observe that your words and actions do not match,” said Mohamud while addressing journalists in Somali capital, Mogadishu.
Somalia was expected to hold parliamentary and presidential elections from mid this year but political crisis has engulfed the plan, leading the country to delay the elections severally.
For the past two, the two top leaders of the government Mohamed Hussein Roble and Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo have been at loggerheads over who has executive power following the dismissal of NISA chief, Fahad Yasin over the disappearance of Ikran Tahlil Farah vanished without trace.