MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – A member of the 10th Somali parliament Amina Mohamed Abdi said Wednesday that the federal government was trying to block her from seeking re-election in Somalia 2022 elections due to her strong condemnation over the murder of a female intelligence officer from her constituency.
Allies of the incumbent president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, including the regional leaders of Hirshabelle, Southwest and Galmudug had earlier been accused of denying dozens of former MPs from standing again, in what critics said was a testament that parliament elections held so far represented a milestone of corruption never experienced by the war-torn nation.
“The FGS is trying to stop me from contesting for Hop135 [because] I opposed them when I was an MP in the 10th parliament,” the outgoing MP tweeted.
“This goes against NCC’s 17th September election procedures. It is also blatant disregard for the role of the clan elders.”
In response to her comments, former Hirshabelle President Mohamed Abdi Ware warned against attempts to bar the former MP from contesting again.
“If MP Amina Mohamed cannot defend her seat Hop135, because she stood for justice in the Ikran case, and defended the interests of her constituency, then that is an indictment of Hirshabelle and the elections in general,” former President of Hirshabelle state leader said.
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