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Envoys urge resolution of Somali president’s impeachment process


Mogadishu – Envoys serving in Somalia on Thursday called for `a speedy resolution’ of the bid by Somali lawmakers to impeach President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
Some 95 lawmakers last week filed an impeachment motion against Mohamud, accusing him of contravening the Constitution and alleged involvement in corruption.
In a joint statement issued in Mogadishu, the envoys of the UN, EU, U.S., Britain and AU Mission in Somalia expressed concern that the motion would hinder progress on Somalia’s peace and state building goals.
“The submission of any such motion requires a high standard of transparency and integrity in the process and will consume extremely valuable time, not least in the absence of essential legal bodies,” the statement said.
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The envoys called on the Somali federal institutions to maintain their unity during this `challenging period’.
They also urged them to focus on priorities such as the preparation of the electoral process in 2016 and the fight against Al-Shabaab militants.
The diplomats said the emerging institutions were still fragile and required a period of stability and continuity.
Member of Parliament, Abdirahman Ibrahim, who was among those who signed the motion, said Mohamud failed to bring changes to the country.
The president has denied the accusations, saying his government had done a lot in the last four years to improve the lot of the people of Somali. (Xinhua/NAN)

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