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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.
Speaking to the reporters in the capital on Sunday, a former leader who now chairs opposition candidates’ alliance urged city’s residents to turn out in large numbers for the Friday protest in the city.
The proposal came after Farmajo’s term ended with no clear path for election and political agreement to move the country out of the power vacuum period which could lead to anarchy and bloodshed.
Sources say there is little hope for the ongoing meeting to yield fruits, as some issues on the agenda are difficult for the heads of the Federal States and the government to settle unless Farmajo compromises.
As his mandate expires on February 8, Farmajo faces blames that he has bypassed the electoral law by stacking the poll committee with his allies. The biased team set to manage the parliamentary elections.
Saturday’s meeting at Villa Somalia came hours after the US urged the country’s political leaders to resolve outstanding issues to enable the peaceful #elections that the Somali people deserve.
The bill, which now becomes an Act, was issued as an ordinance to defer grievances of 3 million people who dwell in Mogadishu who have lacked their fundamental rights granted by the Provisional Constitution.
The UN Assistance Mission in Somalia [UNSOM] said in a statement that the talks between the envoy and the regional state leader covered the wider political situation in Somalia, particularly the elections.
Also, the parliament's foreign affairs committee wrote a letter to Farmajo asking him to explain the fate of the youths dead or alive and immediately send a team to Asmara to investigate the shocking matter.