A member of Somalia’s new cabinet resigns over alleged breach of clan power-sharing system

Somalia

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s new deputy Minister of Planning Mohamed Abdulqadir Ali resigned on Tuesday, hours after the Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre announced the list of his cabinet.

In a press conference, Mohamed said he was resigning due to a breach of clan power-sharing system, adding that his clan wanted the position of “full minister” – a privilege it used to enjoy before the return of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud to power.

“I want to clarify here that I have resigned from my post as the deputy Minister of Planning. The position is not palatable to us as a clan and I can’t represent my clan in it,” Mohamed told journalists.

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