Somalia’s Opposition Voices Alarm at Plans to Vote out PM

Somalia opposition

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s opposition raised alarm at increasing reports that the speaker of parliament Mohamed Mursal had called an “emergency” session in an attempt to vote out the Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, who has been locked in a bitter row with the president and warned that the move could plunge the country back into a civil war.

In a statement issued on Friday, the Council of Presidential Candidates, a conglomerate of opposition parties, said Mursal’s efforts to call parliament sessions in favor of the President’s plans had earlier led to clashes in the capital in April and called on the speaker of parliament to backtrack on attempts to assist with cover-up on the death of a female spy.

Farmajo and Mursal have set plans to undermine the current electoral process and to obstruct the Prime Minister’s push for a thorough probe in Ikran Tahlil’s death, the council added.

Opposition leaders rallied behind Robe’s moves to dismiss the staunchest allies of the President and order the national military court to establish an immediate investigation into a murder case that has triggered an outrage across Somalia.

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