Somali Parliament removes Prime Minister from the Post
Mogadishu (Harar24) — Somalia’s prime minister has today lost a no confidence vote by an overwhelming number, removing him from office and throwing the country again into yet another political uncertainty .
The decision by Somali’s Parliament means that the government may remain without permanent Prime Minister for many weeks.
Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon lost today’s no confidence vote, which were read out by the speaker of parliament, Mohamed Osman Jawari, who said that 184 of the 250 members who were present voted in favor of the motion against him, and 65 voting against the motion.
The Prime Minister who gave a news conference today in his office talked in great detail about the motion against him, while accusing some members of his cabinet to be behind the motion.
“Some members of the cabinet who are looking for their own interest and not the interest of the nation are the ones behind the motion” says the Prime Minister. He further accused members of plotting against him while at the same time expressing the ability to sack, but that the wouldn’t take such measures in order to prevent further problems for the Somali nation.
The Prime Minister had said in a conference before the motion commenced that he will be happy with any decision the parliament votes for and will comply with it.
With the motion voted in favor for, Prime Minister Shirdon will be the fifth Somali Prime Minister removed from his post without finishing their term.