Farmajo remain in office until a successor is elected, says spokesman

The remarks come as Somalia stands at a new electoral crossroad with the term of the president ended on February 8. Everyone is worried about the current situation and wondering what will happen next.

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Farmajo remain in office until a successor is elected, says spokesman

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The term-ended Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo will stay in office until a successor is elected, said the government spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu.

In defense of his government, the former BBC Somali reporter described the opposition's proposal to create a national council to govern the country as illegitimate, arguing that Farmajo is still the official president of the republic.

“There is a resolution endorsed by parliament that stipulates all government institutions and the president whose mandate lapsed to remain in place until a replacement was is picked,” said Moalimuu.

The remarks come as Somalia stands at a new electoral crossroad with the term of the president ended on February 8. Everyone is worried about the current situation and wondering what will happen next.

The election was scheduled to take place last December and delayed due to the stalemate over the process that marred by corruption after Farmajo included NISA agents and civil servants in the poll body.

Farmajo has failed to deliver free, fair, and inclusive elections at the end of his four-year term.

The country has entered a fearful period of a power vacuum and there are concerns about sliding back to a bloody civil war that 30 years after reignited by Farmajo, the new dictator.

KON English News Desk

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