In Marxist Theory on revolutions (dialectical materialism) there is one notion that still sticks in my mind from university studies- the signs of the creation or existence of a revolutionary situation include when you see “the government is unable to govern as usual and the governed refuses to be governed as before”. This is the time you discover that the conditions are ripe for societal explosion. It starts with contradictions, conflicts within and an impasse on core issues of national governance. Infighting and finger-pointing for blame of failure start flying around. This is what is happening now with the Somalia’s Federal House of Parliament, whose legislative mandate has expired, and has no legal basis to be in session, let alone its Speaker sanctioning some of its members.
The theory goes on to advise that this is the time society in revolutionary situation desperately needs competent leadership to spearhead the movement for change. Will the opposition to Farmajo be able to provide this leadership? Or will it be another General Aydeed’s historical blunder and missed opportunity?
Is former House Speaker Mursal is as nuts as former president Farmajo? This is a developing story. Stay tuned.
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Updated with new entries from the political fallout from the murder of Ms Ikram, a NISA agent.