Mogadishu (SD) – Former Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, weigh in on the country’s current political situation and criticized the president for not appointing a new Prime Minister.
Sharmarke, in an interview with Dalsan Television, said the new prime minister should have been part of the current political process, as he would be the one to implement what would be agreed upon by leaders in Mogadishu.
Omar Abdirashid accused President Farmajo of turning the country’s parliamentary system into a presidential one and effectively consolidating all the power.
Omar Abdirashid blamed both President Farmajo and former Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre, saying the two officials during their three-and-a-half years together had failed to address key issues, including the constitution, elections, parties and the status of Benadir region.
Omar Abdirashid’s criticism comes as President Farmajo, the presidents of the regional states and the governor of Benadir region are meeting in Mogadishu, the leaders are discussing and are expected to reach an agreement on the 2020/2021 election process.
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