Prime Minister Roble responds strongly to Farmaajo’s action

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The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Hussein Roble, has strongly condemned the recent decision by the outgoing President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo.

Responding to the presence of presidential troops outside his compound, Prime Minister Roble for the first time described Farmajo as a ‘former president’, saying his actions violated the country’s laws.

He also revealed that Farmajo had begun taking over his office by military force, warning of ongoing activities in Villa Somalia.

“The news from former president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo regarding the work of the prime minister and his attempt to seize power in the prime minister’s office is a violation of the country’s constitution and laws,” he said.

The Prime Minister also noted that any responsibility for the current situation lies with President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.

“Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo will take responsibility for the consequences,” Roble said.

“The prime minister is carrying out his day-to-day duties as usual, and he is determined not to allow anyone to disturb his national duties, to bring the country to an election that will lead to a peaceful transfer of power,” he said.

Tensions in the capital remain high today as the Somali leaders are at loggerheads over power and with troop movements in the city, has worried residents of Mogadishu, forcing many to stay at home, glued to their screens on any new developments.

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