Distribution of no-confidence motion against Somalia PM fails 2nd time, after chaos in Parliament
Mogadishu (Harar24) – The Somali parliament has failed for the second time to conduct a session to distribute the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister, and eventually ended in a state of chaos.
Somali Members of Parliament gather today at the Parliament building in Mogadishu to have the no-confidence motion distributed amongst them, however the session turned disorderly after some MPs opposed to the distribution of the motion began shouting and causing commotion.
“After the speaker of Parliament entered the session some MPs opposed to the motion started shouting and singing loudly to disrupt the distribution” an MP who attended the session told Harar24. “The speaker attempted several times to ease the situation, only to find it worsening. This led to Parliamentary speaker to angrily leave the session and return to his residence at the Presidential Palace”, the MP added.
Last Tuesday a previous session was held for the same objective, but similarly ended in failure after the same MPs opposed to the no-confidence motion began whistling, beating tables and causing disorder.
The Parliamentary speaker, Mohammed Osman Jawari, is however being blamed by both sides, those in support of the no-confidence motion accuse him of “being weak and incapable” of keeping order during parliamentary sessions, whereas those opposed accuse him of allowing an “unlawful motion” to be brought and discussed in the parliament.
In recent weeks Somali MPs have been divided into two sides amidst the ongoing political dispute between the Somali President Hassan Mahmud and Prime Minister Abdiweli Ahmed. Despite calls having been made by the international community, who support the Somali government militarily and financially, it appears that the crisis is only increasing in intensity, leading some nations such as the United States to threaten to cut its aid to the Somali government.