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The prime minister said in a statement that there were groups inside and outside the country working to prevent the completion of the elections.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The Prime Minister of Somalia, Mohamed Hussein Roble has sacked two members of the Federal Electoral Commission [FEIT] amid election crises in the country.
Mohamed Hassan Mohamed Irro, the former FEIT chairman, and Abdirahman Abdiaziz Adam, who was serving as the body's secretary have were removed from their membership on Tuesday.
The prime minister said in a statement that two new members had been appointed to fill vacancies at the federal election commission which is in charge of the parliamentary electoral process.
A statement from the Prime Minister's Office also said that a final warning had been issued to five other members of the Federal Electoral Commission accused of disruption of the work.
The prime minister said in a statement that there were groups inside and outside the country plotting to prevent the country from completing the election that is one year behind the schedule.
The Southwest state opposed Prime Minister Roble's move, calling it illegal, violating the decisions and agreements reached by the national consultative forum last year.
Southwest said it had suspended election cooperation with the caretaker Prime Minister. Prior to the PM's statement, FEIT suspended four disputed seats from HirShabelle and Southwest.
The draft text, which was placed under silence procedure on 20 May, welcomed the conclusion of the electoral process.