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The outgoing Somali president lost the trust and support of the people of Somalia during his presidency.
The outgoing president Farmajo won the 2017 election after receiving millions of US dollars from Qatar through Fahad Yasin, a former Al Jazeera journalist currently serving as spy head.
Mohamud who served in office 2012-2016 escaped unhurt from fire by security forces at a checkpoint on his motorcade near the Benadir regional court complex in the ancient Hamarweyne district.
The current Somali government, whose mandate ended, came to power with the expectations of massive reforms in institutional and development settings. President Farmajo completed his term in office without paving the way for consensus-based elections; instead, he messed up the growing Somali institutions and the trust-building processes.
The media workers were threatened and intimidated at gunpoint, denied access to the information and sometimes their equipment was confiscated on daily incidences by Somali security forces in Mogadishu.
The situation has returned to normal on Monday despite fears that the battle could restart at any time, and there are growing calls for calm from the international community and local elders, and civil society.
The PM and all five Federal States said they were ready to return to the negotiating table to discuss the way forward and reach a consensus on the electoral process based on the Sept 17 model endorsed by all sides.
The outgoing President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has recently met the AU Chairperson, who is the DRC President, and asked to support his extension in order to stay in office for two years.
Farmajo flew to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Sunday, April 18 to meet with president Felix Tshisekedi, who is also chairman of the African Union, on Monday afternoon.
The meeting came after the Lower House of parliament voted unanimously to extend the term for Farmajo last week, a move that caused division and uncertainty in the country.
Hundreds of police and intelligence personnel have been deployed on the major roads leading to the presidential palace early in the morning to deny the opposition lawmakers entry to the parliament house.
NISA boss, who is the right-hand man of Farmajo was receiving updates about the talks from State Minister for Transport, Abdirahman ‘Dheere’ at the forum and dictating the PM, according to the MP.