AXADLE, Northeastern State – Northeastern State has fully accused the outgoing president Farmajo of plans to hold on to power, arguing that Villa Somalia should take the blame for the current political stalemate that threatens to plunge the country into a civil war, despite efforts to promote peace in the country.
In a speech on Sunday, President Said Abdullahi accused Deni Farmajo of plotting to “rule by force” despite his lack of mandate and legitimacy, after his term expired on February 8, a move that would have triggered an election in Somalia.
Speaking in Garowe, the capital of Northeastern State, Deni said he feared the country was heading for civil war over Villa Somalia’s actions or inaction. Deni called on Somalis to reject “dictatorship” which he claims would give a “bad preference” in heritage policy.
The president of Northeastern State told of private talks he had with Farmajo and claimed that the outgoing president at one point boasted of having money, troops and patriotic forces supporting him against the opposition.
“Farmajo has set a” darodism trap “for us [Deni & Madobe] several times, but we fled, Northeastern State’s president said in a speech to the public on Sunday.
He claimed that Farmajo went back on an agreement to resolve the Gedo election, in what revealed the outgoing president’s dark side, despite the fact that he often accused federal leaders of a deadlock.
According to Deni, Farmajo indirectly persuaded international donors to support the scrapping of the federal system and strengthen the central government, in addition to building the army in a way other than the agreed process.
Holding an election campaign and voting for it was also Villa Somalia’s support, he added that Farmajo misled the foreign countries that supported the country’s democracy.
Deni claimed that the current leaders of Galmudug and South West had come to a bloody election, adding that Farmajo’s efforts to divide Jubaland through federal troops failed. Hundreds of SNA troops are still in Gedo despite opposition from local leadership.
“The government will have to use its own people and scrape tribalism …. He [PM] always refuses to meet in a place where all people decide to recognize Palestine: [electoral divisions] affected, he added.
When leaders had a meeting in Dhusamareeb, the regional administrative capital of Galmadug, Deni revealed, Farmajo had reportedly rejected all the proposed solutions and concentrated on handling the upcoming parliamentary elections in Garbaharey, Gedo region. ”
The outgoing president has stressed that he wants to hold elections in the country, but critics claim that he is anxious to replace the other presidential candidates through the rigging, a move that has led to the current political stalemate.
“The country and the people who want the issues resolved, Garbaharey has not been resolved,” Deni lamented, accusing the Farmajo government of building loyalist forces that do not target al-Shabaab.
The Turkish-trained forces in Gorgor and Haram’ad are under the command of Villa Somalia.
Are we afraid of al-Shabaab or are we afraid of Villa Somalia too [there is no difference] that’s what’s used. We are in danger every day, “Deni claimed.
But the accusations have not yet been answered by Villa Somalia, which seems to be preparing for elections despite the absence of Jubaland and Northeastern State. The two states accuse FGS of not implementing the September agreement before the 2020 election.
It has been called for a conference, but Mogadishu accuses the two states of “dragging out the process” in a statement released by Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdirizak. However, the opposition dismissed the statement as “irresponsible and incorrect”.
Northeastern State has been working to get federal troops withdrawn from the Gedo region of Jubaland in addition to demanding a reconstitution of the election committee. But the federal government is hell to let the committee hold elections.
Earlier, Jubaland had also called on the federal government to apologize for the recent violation against civilians in Mogadishu, in addition to calling for a meeting with all stakeholders. Farmajo has already called for a meeting, but the political situation in the capital on Friday made it difficult.
Jubaland also wants the meeting place to be safe, a clear plan for the implementation of the established result and has further asked the outgoing president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo to keep the election process away. The Presidency has not yet responded to the demands.