Candidates Union: “The international community must talk to Farmajo who is destroying the country”

Analysis: Somalia’s President and Opposition Battle for International Support amid Delayed Elections
Analysis: Somalia’s President and Opposition Battle for International Support amid Delayed Elections

In a joint press conference held by the Union of President candidates which comprises the chairman of the Union Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Hassan Ali Khaire & Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame discussed the election issues, the statement from the Benadir Regional Police Commander, the dismissal of Gen. Sadaq Joon & other points, and warned that the situation in the country is dangerous.

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Somalia’s eighth president, has described outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo as a man who ignores the constitution and refuses to hold elections.

“The constitution of the country is the one that was handed over to Farmajo but he refuses to hold the election today. His responsibility is in the hands of the Quran,” said Sadiq Sheikh.

Former Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has accused outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo of using the army in an unprofessional manner.

“The outgoing president, Farmajo, is taking the country to a dangerous place. The army should not accept a man whose term has ended. Commander Sadiq spoke about the need to show the problem,” said Hassan Ali Khaire.

“The international community has enough examples for you. The man who moved in front of the heads of state sitting at the conference, the time to look at the parties is over. One man is spoiling them and they should arrest him,” said Hassan Ali Khaire.

Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, the leader of the Wadajir party, called on the army to follow in his footsteps. Sadaq Omar Hassan.

“The army is divided, and I want to talk to the officers, especially the Somali National Army. The commander must understand that before he takes office, they must support their country,” said Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame.



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