Somali Regional assembly of Galmudug requests AU troops for protection


Regional assembly of Galmudug in central Somalia on Tuesday requested a protection from African union forces in the country a mid political tensions between the regional parliament and the president Gulled of the Galmudug.

Galmudug deputy parliament speaker Hareed Ali Hareed said they are feeling insecurity in the town of Adado asking Somali troops and AU forces for protection, KNN reports.

President Abdikarim Hussien Gulled of the regional administration Galmudug in central Somalia  has to face a ‘Motion of no confidence’ in Parliament, regional lawmakers said in the weekend, a moved opposed by president Gulled.

Should the regional Assembly by majority vote pass the motion of no confidence, President Gulled will be removed from the office.

“The ‘Vote Of No Confidence’ in President Gulled will be debated in the very chamber soon that has been stormed, desecrated and discredited – as a consequence of his conduct” says one of the Galmudug’s lawmakers who asked to be unnamed.

He accused president Gulled of failing in his duties. “Under Gulled’s Presidency we have witnessed setbacks in the region as more and more citizens in Galmudug areas, especially our youth, have lost hope of finding good services from the goverment,”

President Gulled told reporters in Mogadishu that he felt sorry with the Galmudug lawmakers over the ‘Motion of no confidence ‘against him, calling the regional Assembly to stop it and turn helping drought-affected people in Galmudug regions.


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