Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has said that the impeachment motion to remove him from power will be a major setback to the country’s progress and government plans.
In a Press Conference on Thursday afternoon, President Mohamoud said that it was not the right time for the move by the members of the Federal Parliament.
His comments came after more than 100 Parliamentarians tabled an impeachment motion on Wednesday, accusing the President of exceeding his constitutional powers.
Mr Mohamoud added that the motion was pushed by individuals whom he accused of having ‘’special interests’’.
Somali lawmaker Abdi Hosh said that the motion had been under process for the last six months, accusing the President of rampant corruption, political nepotism and incompetence since he came to power in 2012.
Last year, Somali MPs called for the President to step down after failing to address growing insecurity. It is understood that the President managed to divide the lawmakers who had moved to table a no-confidence motion against him.
Published: August 13, 2015