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President Farmajo opposes yet another sacking by PM Roble

Mogadishu (SD) – Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has last night fired his security minister, Hassan Xundubey, and appointed a new one.

A statement from Roble’s office said Abdullahi Mohamed Nur has been appointed as the new security minister.

“The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia, Mohamed Hussein Roble, considering the need to accelerate security operations in the country, strengthening the security agencies and the extensive operations facing the FGS, has appointed Mr. Abdullahi Mohamed Nur as the new Minister of Internal Security. ”the statement said.

On the other hand, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has said that any dismissal of a member of the Council of Ministers of the Federal Government of Somalia will not take effect unless it is in accordance with the country’s Provisional Constitution.

Pursuant to Article 90, Letter (e) of the Provisional Constitution of the country, the President stated that the dismissal of the Minister of Internal Security, Hassan Xundubey, was unconstitutional and therefore unenforceable.

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has stressed that the current task of the government is to complete the parliamentary elections currently under way in the country.

The president and the prime minister have been at loggerheads in recent days over how to handle the abduction and subsequent murder of Ikram Tahlil, leading to a second government official in two days.

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