MOGADISHU, Somalia – President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was partly responsible for the failure of the election of a one-man vote in Somalia, a top position has sensationally claimed and argued that his administration failed to exploit and reform the electoral system.
In a gibberish against Farmajo, Wadajir party leader Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame insisted the country was plundering the possibility of electing leaders in the vote as in many countries, adding that Villa Somalia “failed the people at the most critical moment”.
The opposition leader argued that Farmajo invested much of its time in looking for a constitutional extension of the election period in addition to undermining other stakeholders in the country who would have led the Horn of Africa to the first polls just 50 years ago when voters elected leaders.
“He had the opportunity to transform this country, but wasted it,” the opposition leader said. “He just turned his attention to time extensions, but he failed because of pressure from the local management who understand his antics.”
Warsame also called for “urgent and honest reforms” in the National Intelligence Security Agency [NISA], which he called “rather defective.” The spy agency has divided the political class in Mogadishu enormously with the team accusing Fahad Yasin, the director, of malice and bias in dealing with the problems.
“NISA leadership has made it a habit to interfere in politics, limit the activities of both the press and politicians, and interfere with political meetings. To ensure electoral security, we demand that NISA’s command structure be reformed,” Warsame tweeted.
The entire opposition has been in disagreement with Yasin, a former Al-Jazeera journalist and a close confidant of Farmajo. In many complaints to Villa Somalia, Yasin is painted as a “puppet” in Qatar, a country with socio-economic and geopolitical interests in Somalia.
Last week, the country brokered a pre-election deal following pressure from a number of international actors. The agreement stipulates that the country will hold elections from November, where 101 delegates per. Constituency participates in the polls, which will be monitored at constituency level.
Named constituency, the model has since been backed by stakeholders. But Warsame now wants the parliament, whose term expires next month, to speed up the approval process, adding that any delay could further throw the country into an unprecedented crisis.
This comes as appointed Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble thanked Farmajo for nominating him for the post pending approval from the lower house. Roble, an engineer by profession, will replace Hassan Ali Khaire, who was ousted from office in July by MPs.
He said: “I would like to thank the President for giving me an opportunity to serve the people of Somalia. It is a step that I will cherish forever. to the vet and approve my appointment. “
The country has traditionally used the clan-based model popularly called 4.5. This system gives enormous powers to elders in the election of MPs, but the new model that will be approved by the lower house is an improved version as other stakeholders will also participate.
For years, the international community has worked hard to ensure that the war-torn nation has a globally recognized government. Farmajo faces stiff competition from Warsame, Khaire and former presidents Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.