MOGADISHU (SD) – Somalia’s newly appointed security minister has today taken office hours after the country’s outgoing president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo termed his appointment illegal.
In a ceremony officiated by Somali prime minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, Abdullahi Mohamed Nur took oath administered by Somali minister, for injustice, Abdikadir Mohamed Nur.
The development comes hours after Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo issued a directive that declared Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble’s dismissal of the country’s internal security minister, Hassan Hundubey Jimale “illegal” and “unconstitutional.”
In a statement, Farmaajo said the current task of the government by led by Roble was to bring the country to elections.
“The dismissal of Internal Security Minister FGS, Hon. Hassan Hundubey is illegal, unprocedural and unconstitutional. Any Ministerial changes which violate due process of the Somali Provisional Constitution is null and void,” the statement by Villa Somalia reads in part.
The dismissal was also rejected by Jamale himself saying the PM is contradicting his own rules.
“PM Roble said to his ministers: You cannot remove anyone because we are in a transition period, and the country is entering elections, so he should follow the rules that set out for his cabinet!”
Jimale termed Roble as a caretaker PM saying he does not have the power to remove Ministers.