Mohamed Abdullahi (Farmajo) is now the new and most unexpected warlord in Mogadishu. He came to power in Somalia through sham and fraudulent parliament election in 2016, replacing an equally corrupt head of state, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
A warlord is a self-appointed personality and an outlaw, who respects neither the laws of God nor those by man. A warlord considers himself elected by divine authority and isn’t subject to accountability or public approval. His authority lies in brute force, intimidation and urges of his personal whims. You can’t argue on constitution and customary laws with a warlord.
The root-cause for the current political stalemate and electoral impasse in Somalia is mainly the dictatorial nature of a warlord, defying not only public opinion, but also the rule of law.
The new warlord in town is convinced that unaccountable Qatari Dinars, AMISOM security protection, antifederalist Turkish and Ethiopian support and newly recruited South Central Somalia clan-militia make him invincible against all calls to step down after he had found out that his time in Villa Somalia is up. This is unprecedented development in the entire troubling history of Somalia. Both Somalis and international community are anxious to see how the defiance of one man against all norms of tradition and constitution could end up.
The renewed escalation of armed clashes between the forces of Farmajo and Hawiye opposition in Mogadishu would certainly unravel the modest gains of the fledgling Federal Government of Somalia.
(This article has been updated since posting). Read related articles in https://ismailwarsame.blog
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