Somali MPs aim to impeach president over Ethiopia, Eritrea ‘deals’

An impeachment move brought by lawmakers against Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has been rejected by deputy speakers of the country’s parliament. A copy of the motion, seen by Reuters, lists as grounds for the impeachment

An impeachment move brought by lawmakers against Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has been rejected by deputy speakers of the country’s parliament.

A copy of the motion, seen by Reuters, lists as grounds for the impeachment an allegation that the president secretly signed agreements with other countries including Ethiopia and Eritrea.

The agreements touched on the use of Somali ports and economic and security cooperation, it said.

The rejection according to a Voice of America, VOA, journalist was premised on the basis that there was no top court to rule on the legality of the motion.

The two, Abdiweli Mudey and Mahad Awad held that the measure had the potential of causing unnecessary political conflict in the country.

A top official of Somali’s parliament administration confirmed on Sunday that he had filed a motion with the speaker of parliament to impeach the president.

“We have filed an impeachment against the president of the federal republic of Somalia,” Abdikarim H. Abdi Buh said in a statement.

Local media report that as at Monday morning, there were protests in the streets of the capital, Mogadishu, against the impeachment move. Farmaajo has been in charge since early 2017.

Constitutionally, 92 lawmakers have to sign such a motion for it to be submitted to the speaker. Parliament would have debated the motion if it was admitted.

Somalia’s parliament has 275 lawmakers in total. A successful impeachment vote requires the backing of two thirds of all MPs.

He was also accused of illegally extraditing alleged criminals to other countries and violating Somalia’s federalism law and the rules and regulations of parliament.

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  • Sol December 10, 2018

    Cry my beloved Country,……… Even the supposed failed state Somalia has institutions whereas the country of martyrs Eritrea is in the path of extinction on the hands of a single psychopath dictator.

    • Danilo December 10, 2018

      Not only, the tigray government is due to impeach doctor Abi too. What about to isayas? Instead of impeachment should be hanged in front of his victims.

      • Gezae December 10, 2018

        WE ARE MUCH BETTER WITHOUT YOU. WE DO NOT NEED TO SEE YOU FOR EVER, THUS WHY WE ARE BACKING THE PFDJ/PIA GOVERNMENT. YOU ARE NOT POLITICIANS YOU ARE A BUNCH OF HUMAN TRAFFICKERS, DRUG DEALERS, AND HUMAN ORGANS LARCENIES INCLUDING YOU YOUR RELIGIOUS LEADERS.

  • aditekelezan December 11, 2018

    ንተገንጸልትነ ጸበብትን ዘይከውን እዋን እዩ መጺኡ ስለዚ ሕሉፋት ሶማልያውያን እውን ነቲ ሃገርኩም ዘድከየን ዝፈላለየን መምርሒ ጸበብቲ ይኹን ተገንጸልቲ ደምሲስኩም ንዑ ተጸንበሩ ብሕብረት ንደመር ሶማል በናዲር ትብሃል ኔራ ,ኤርትራ ድማ ባሕረነጋሽ/ምድሪ ባሕሪ . ሓደ ቤተሰብ ኢና ኔርና. ተገንጸልቲ ዕንወት ሕብረት ግን ብልጽግና የምጽእ

    • Danilo December 11, 2018

      Gezae or aditekelezan, teclay. stop hate and do not try to abuse. By the way, a move to topple you boss is imminent.

  • AHMED SALEH !!! December 11, 2018

    Gezae
    Slowly you are revealing your true
    skin color . Myself I was deceived by
    your last comments to tell us about
    your history in Ghedli era .
    First lies , second lies and third lies
    after that only a fool does believe you .

  • Simon G. December 12, 2018

    ፋርማጆ ከም ሰብ ደሓን ከይኮነ ኣይተርፍን።
    ግን: ግርህነት ከይሃሰዮ ኣይተርፍን። ኢሳያስ ዘለዋ መኣዲ ኣይግድን!
    ዝገረምኩም ግን: ንሶማል ክንደይ ሰብ ይንዕቆም ኔሩ።
    ንፋርማጆ ከምዚ ‘ሎም ምሕታቶም: ክንደየናይ ምዕቡላት ምዃኖም የረደኣካ።
    ኣይ ኤርትራውያን: ከመይ ንድሕሪት ተሪፍና ከምዘለና የረደኣካ። የሕዝነካ ድማ።

    • Tsehaye December 12, 2018

      ኣይተ ስምኦን ገብረኪዳን፡

      ኣብዛ መውዓሊትካ ገዛ ከይተፈቐደለይ ብምእታወይ ይቕሬታ እብል። ብምቕጻል ድማ፡ቅድሚ 70 ዓመት ኣቢሉ ይኸውን፡ ኣቦና ወልድኣብ ዝበልዎ ከዘኻኽረካ እፈቱ። “ኤርትራውያን ንኸይንሳማማዕ ተሳማሚዕና ኢና” ኢሎም ይባሃል። እዚ ብዓል ንስኻ ተርእይዎ ዘይተጻዋርነት ንናይ ካልኦት እምነትን ኣራኣእያን ድማ ሓደ ኣብነት ናይቲ ኣቦና ወልድኣብ ዝበልዎ እዩ። እቲ ኣሽሓት ኤርትራውያን ዝረገፍሉ ውግእ ሓድሕድን እዚ ንሪኦ ዘለና ድኽመት ደንበ ተቓውሞን እውን ካልኣይ ኣብት እዩ። ስለዚ፡ ኣታሓሳስባኹም ክሳብ ትቕይሩ እዛ “ኤርትራውያን ንኸይ ንሳማማዕ ተሳማሚዕና ኢና” ትብል ምስላ ክትቅጽል እያ።

      • Simon G. December 13, 2018

        Tsehaye:
        Sorry, I took the key with me to work and you have been locked out in the cold. Next time, I will leave it outside the door, under the Welcome rug.
        “እዚ ብዓል ንስኻ ተርእይዎ ዘይተጻዋርነት ንናይ ካልኦት እምነትን ኣራኣእያን ድማ ሓደ ኣብነት ናይቲ ኣቦና ወልድኣብ ዝበልዎ እዩ።”
        How did you come to this conclusion?
        BTW, how did you decide to pick ገብረኪዳን (nothing that wrong with it) from all those ገብረታት?

        • Tsehaye December 14, 2018

          ምዓልካ ኣይተ ስምኦን ገ..፡

          ምስ ብድዐን ትምክሕትን ሓዊስካ፡ ምርሳዕ ሓንቲ ካብተን ፉሉያት መለክዒታት ወይ መንነት ኤርትራውያን ከም ዝኾነት ተማራመርቲ ናይዚ 21 ክፍለ-ዘመን በጺሖሞ ኣለው ይብሃል። ሰሙን እኳ ዘይሓለፈ። ብዓል እኒ-ምኒ ሕፍር ከይበልኩምዶ “ገዛና ግደፉልና” ኣይበልኩምናን። ዓደልቲ መንነት ኮንኩም ድማ ከም ስዋኣ ዝመቀረላ መበለት፡ ነቶም መበቆልና ኣብ ሕምብርቲ ኤርትራ “ደቀርባዓ፡ ንኢትዮጵያ ዓድኹም ኪዱ” ኢልኩምና። ኣየናይ ሕፍረትከ ክስማዓኩም። እታ እንኮ ሽግር ኤርትራ ሓንቲ እያ…ክቱር ድኽመት ተጻዋርነት (extreme intolerance).

          Wondering why I chose ገብረኪዳን out of several names with the same prefix ገብረ?Well I was trying my best not to offend you 😊.

          Cheers!

  • Sol December 12, 2018

    እቲ ዝያዳ ዘሕዝኑ ከኣ ኣምለኽቲ ናይዚ ሙሽሙሽ ስርዓት ኤሰያስ እዮም ብውልቃውን ትሕቲ ሃገራውን ምኽንያታት ተደሪኾም እናደገፍዎ ንደለይቲ ፍትሒ ለይትን መዓልትን ክጸርፋ ክትርእዮም እዩ።

  • Hagherawi December 12, 2018

    ግዛኢ ሚኢንቲ መትከል ኣይኮነን ህግድፍ ይንገስ ዝብል ዘሎ። ካብቶም ናይ ግበን ፍይል ዘለዎም ከይኮነ ኣይተርፍን። ፍትሒ ዝፈርሑ ኣለዉና። ገበነኛታት ንስርዓት ኢሱ ንምአላይ ኣብ ዝግበር ቃልሲ ናይ ክሕደት ተግባራቶም ቀሊል ኣይኮነን።

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