Somalia:President Farmajo asks Parliamentarians to drop petition against cabinet
Mogadishu (HOL) – President Farmajo pushed back against Parliamentarians who are petitioning the proposed cabinet on Monday morning, saying that he had full confidence in the new team.
Fresh off the heels of a IGAD heads of state summit, the President arrived in Mogadishu to pursuade MP’s into dropping the petition – lead by the Speaker of Parliament, that calls for the Prime Minister to go back to the drawing board for his cabinet.
Earlier this week, 105 MP’s signed a petition that rejected the cabinet for a variety of reasons ranging from claims of unqualified cabinet members to not distributing cabinet portfolios along the agreed 4.5 power sharing agreement.
A source close to Parliament has told HOL that the number has of MP’s who signed the petition has grown since it’s introduction.
The Somali constitution stipulates that the proposed cabinet must be approved by Parliament before they can officially take office.