Former PM says Somalia facing ‘unprecedented’ situation

Talks are underway between Somali PM and opposition candidates in Mogadishu amid no signs of holding an inclusive election due to the dispute over the formation of the biased poll committee.

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Former PM says Somalia facing ‘unprecedented’ situation

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The former Somali PM, Omar Abdirashid Sharma'arke has accused the incumbent of being responsible for the current ‘unprecedented’ situation in the country.

Somalia found itself standing at electoral crossroads after Farmajo rejected to hold the polls expected to held last December to overstay in power using armed forces to oppress the opposition and the media.

Talks are underway between Somali PM and opposition candidates in Mogadishu amid no signs of holding an inclusive election due to the dispute over the formation of the biased poll committee.

Over the last four years, the people of Somalia had faced numerous challenges and environmental crises, where freedom of expression lived under very scary circumstances, according to Sharma'arke.

“I have never expected to see such a setback in Somalia,” Sharma'arke who served as PM during the previous government under President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

He added they left the office while Somalia at political stability and better cooperation between the central government and the Federal Member States, but now 4 years later, everything is in a mess.

Sharma'arke, 60, was among the candidates run against Farmajo in the presidential election back in 2017 after serving as 18th PM of the country between 2014 and 2017.

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