Al-Shabaab militants Flee key town as Somali army Advances
A Somali lawmaker has accused Farmajo of nepotism – something that the incumbent has promised an end during his 2017 election campaign.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, leader of Wadajir Party has accused the outgoing President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo of being a spoiler after leading the country to the path of civil war.
Warsame said Farmajo turned a blind eye to the advice from some in his inner circle and opposition leaders in the country who called him to transfer the power smoothly by holding inclusive elections.
“We genuinely thought that we are going to witness the birth of new Somalia emerging from conflict but what we see here is the death of democracy and the right to practice all kinds of freedom,” Warsame said.
The leaders of Galmudug, Hirshabelle, Southwest, and Benadri region supported Farmajo in his struggle to stay in power beyond his mandate as his term as president ended on February 8 abandoning their state duties to serve the people.
Mahad Salad, an outspoken Somali lawmaker has accused Farmajo of nepotism – something that the incumbent has promised an end during his 2017 election campaign.
Sources say that the United States and Turkish forces based in the capital Mogadishu have bombed Al-Shabaab's defensive bases from the air, which forced the militants to flee.