On Monday, members of the Federal Parliament and other prominent politicians from Jubbaland State held a press conference in Mogadishu, to opposed the extension of Ahmed Madobe’s term by one year.
Senator Abdullahi Sheikh Ismail (Fartaag), who has been President Madobe’s right hand man for a long time and served as Vice President of Jubbaland State was one of the politicians who strongly opposed the extension period and labeled it illegal and unacceptable.
Senator Fartaag called on the Federal President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud to deny the implementation of the extension period, reminding him of the problems inherited from the illegal extension period by former President Farmajo.
I don’t expect this illegal extension period made by the Jubaland Parliament will be accepted by the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who knows very well the challenges illegal extension period brings. Me and the current Federal president Hassan opposed the previous administration over the illegal extension period that put the nation at risk.Senator Fartaag
On Sunday 21st of August, Jubbaland Parliament made an amendment to the State constitution and the presidential term, changing it from four year term to five year. Jubbaland state election which was set to be held in August 2023.
Among the other politicians who appeared at the meeting was the former Jubbaland Minister of Security Abdirashid Janan, who also described the amendment as unacceptable.