Mogadishu | Times Of Sudan
The Union of Presidential Candidates strongly opposed the extension decision made by the outgoing Somali People’s Assembly on Monday, and stated that it is inconsistent with Article 60 of the Transitional Federal Constitution, which limits the mandate of Parliament to four years.
A statement issued by the Union indicated that the Somali parliament, in its two chambers, ratified the September 17, 2020 agreement on federal elections, before the end of its term, explaining that a small group led by the president and the outgoing Speaker of the People’s Assembly violated the country’s constitution and what was approved by the parliament.
The statement urged the Somali people to unite to confront what it described as a dictatorship aimed at destroying the country, and praised the position taken by the former capital police chief, General Sadiq John, who said that he had rejected instructions that destroy the interests of the people and the country, and the statement called on the leadership of government forces to follow the example of the general to save the country and preserve I heard them.
The statement affirmed that the September 17, 2020 agreement is the basis for holding federal elections, and called on the outgoing Somali government and regional states to return to the negotiating table to implement that agreement.
In the end, the statement thanked the international community for its continuous efforts in building the Somali state and building peace, and urged it to take appropriate steps against people who pose a threat to the security and stability of Somalia.