Somalia’s main opposition figures were lost in a meeting with the country’s donors on Monday afternoon, despite reports pointing to rifts within the national army.
Clan militia groups took on clan militia groups after clashes in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday Federal government soldiers met opposition groups under the Council of Presidential Candidates with Western donors, ostensibly to lodge complaints against the government.
Ex-President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said his house had been attacked by a special unit from the Turkey trained security guards. It allegedly targeted militias guarding opposition leaders.
Although army spokesman Abdullahi Abdulkadir denied these allegations, reports from divisions could damage Somalia’s plans to combat al-Shabaab and make the country ungovernable do.
“The attack on the residences of the former presidents HSM and AAW is a ruthless move that will have serious consequences,” said Omar Sharmarke, who was Prime Minister during Mohamud’s presidency, and referred to the ex- The initials of the leader and those of the former planning minister and wadajir leader Abdulkadir Abdishakur, who both claimed their homes had been attacked by government forces.
“It goes without saying that the outgoing FGS (Federal Government of Somalia) sees the battlefield as a strategic course to resolve the stalemate and the upcoming negotiations as a tactical step. “
Information Minister Osman Dubbe told the media that the government troops had reacted to the” shutdown “of the militia entering the capital” with the aim of creating fear and panic in the public. ” The Ministry of the Interior warned in a statement published on Sunday evening against a “politicization” of the security authorities.
Observers, however, quickly linked the incidents with the current impasse in order to choose an electoral model. Two weeks ago, the lower house of parliament passed a controversial motion that extended the term of office of the incumbent by “no more than two years”. The opposition groups attacked on Sunday opposed the move. They are usually guarded by loyal militias, which include soldiers trained under the Somali National Army. They are known as the National Guard.
Prime Minister Hussein Roble called the attacks a “tragedy” that disrupted security in the capital Mogadishu.
“I think the dialogue is the best solution is open to us, a process that I have started and hope for success. Let us work together for peace and stability in our country, ”he wrote on his Twitter page on Monday.
When tensions arose over the election campaign, the African Union advised Somalia to resume the dialogue and as previously agreed to hold indirect elections under an agreement dated September 17th. The AU will send an envoy to Mogadishu to help mediate a meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council decided on Thursday.
You also has the mission of the African Union in Somalia to monitor the deployment of troops by the various branches of government.
Although the heads of state and government agreed on a delegate system, they agreed on the location and composition of the election management -Teams disagree. Parliament’s motion effectively ended the indirect election talks as Farmaajo said two years would provide one person with one vote.
“IGAD is deeply concerned about the violence in Mogadishu and urges all parties to act with the utmost restraint, return to dialogue and stay on the path to solving the electoral crisis, “the government agency of the regional bloc on development said in a statement.
” All parties are responsible for ensuring that Life, property and civil institutions are protected. “
But even when the world came together for dialogue, skeptics believed that the international community had given President Farmaajo leeway: he first promised universal suffrage, before the reality of the security and financial challenges set in, and forced the heads of state and government to agree on indirect elections.
“Perhaps there was a political agenda that was never satisfied with an inclusive deal,” noted Sharmarke.
Solve Electoral problems in a persistent conflict with increasing violence. No longer able to solve. “