Members of the international community based in Halane have called on the outgoing President and the caretaker Prime Minister to end their differences and move forward with the elections.
“As Somalis mark the one-year anniversary of the 17 September Agreement, international partners are increasingly alarmed that the escalating dispute between the President and Prime Minister will undermine Somalia’s stability and derail the electoral process”a statement from the international community said.
The statement added “We urge the President and Prime Minister to resolve their differences immediately, avoid further unhelpful exchanges of public statements and personnel announcements, refrain from any action that could destabilize the security situation, and re-focus on concluding the overdue elections without further delay.
The Somali people need and deserve effective and inclusive governance. The ongoing division and politicisation risks undermining the important progress that has been made” the statement concluded.