All doors are closing in on him now because of his unconstitutional behavior and unwillingness to compromise as a political tool for consensus building. His disregard for the rule of law couldn’t fly in the end. Paradoxically, all Somali political stakeholders were ready for him to find a common ground for their political differences – he stubbornly resisted sitting down with them to search for Somali-driven and Somali-owned solutions. It was unnecessary to travel all the way to Kinshasa to seek help against his own constituency.
While we welcome AU mediation efforts, it was uncalled for, and a Farmajo’s own making and self-inflicted political trap. It would be one of the political irony and strange behavior of Farmajo to record a leader running away from his people to seek political self-preservation elsewhere. He would be also the first, who had tried to stage security/military/constitutional coup d’etat in Somalia since Dictator Siyad Barre. The April 12, 2021 Lower House chamber of Parliament resolution to extend his mandate was a flagrant violation of the law of the land (constitution). So was his concerted efforts and policies to dismantle Federal Member States, as it is sinful to cling to the presidency while he has lost all legitimacy to be in Villa Somalia. Farmajo would be remembered as a man, who, after spending many years in-exile due to civil war in his country of origin, returned home to re-impose the tyranny that destroyed his native country in the first place.
Farmajo now has to choose one of the two options available to him:
- Resign immediately
- Help resolve the problems he has created for himself and country.
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