President Abdikarim Hussien Gulled of the regional administration Galmudug in central Somalia faces a ‘Motion of no confidence’ in regional Parliament, regional lawmakers said Tuesday, a moved opposed by president Gulled,KNN reports.
The regional Assembly by majority of 54 passed the motion of no confidence in the weekend in Adado town and voted it Tuesday firing President Gulled from the office.
“The ‘Vote of No Confidence’ in President Gulled was just debated”says one of the Galmudug’s lawmakers who asked to be unnamed from Adado in central Somalia.
He accused president Gulled of failing in his duties and poor leadership. “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,”
Earlier today President Gulled told Radio Kulmiye in Mogadishu that he felt sorry with members of the Galmudug lawmakers over the ‘Motion of no confidence ‘against him, calling those members in the regional Assembly “Spoilers and anti-peace elements.
“Whatever happens in Adado regarding the so-called motion is against our constitution” said Gulled.
Gulled is a former Somali security minister and close ally of Somalia president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who is running for national presidency in his second term.
The new political crisis in central Somalia came as newly formed Somali parliamentarians are about to elect their speaker in Mogadishu in the next few days. The parliament will then elect a president for the next four years.