So, what is happening politically in Somalia, after an outrage condemning Farmajo’s unconstitutional extension of his mandate for two more years?
- Despite mixed signals from some political circles in the country, Somalis predominantly rejected this illegal power grab and coup d’etat by Farmajo.
- The world community too has rejected Farmajo’s disregard for the rule of law in Somalia.
- AU has condemned the extension of Farmajo’s mandate and is set to designate a mediator tasked to bring Somali parties together in building a consensus towards holding the delayed elections.
- The rest of the world has put their support and trust behind the AU position on the matter and mediation efforts.
In the meantime, the disgraced outgoing Farmajo is holding up in Villa Somalia, with none in the world community recognizing him as a legitimate Somali leader – even President Ismail Omar Ghuelleh of Djibouti avoids inviting Farmajo to the inauguration.
They say that it is always calm before the storm. They also say that if you don’t understand what could happen in the future, then you don’t understand what is happening at present. There is no doubt that Somalia is in deep trouble, and the political situation is as an unpredictable as it is dangerous. The storm will come to pass amid unprecedented constitutional crisis the country had ever faced, thanks to Farmajo.
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