Somalia President Impeachment Motion ‘Dropped’

Somalia President impeachment motion flops
Impeachment motion flops as 14 out of the 92 MPs whose names originally appear on the motion back down saying ‘they didn’t sign up to it’. The perpetrators behind this motion must have forged their signature then and that only mean they committed fraud on a national level. Time to face justice.

BY BBC NEWS

An impeachment motion submitted on Sunday by some Somali legislators against President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has been dropped because of a lack of support.

The parliamentary clerk issued a statement saying that 14 legislators had withdrawn their names from the 92 who supported the move, meaning there were no longer the required nunber of signatures to initiate the impeachment process.



The 14 said their names were wrongly used and they did not support the motion.

Backers of the move accused the president of violating the constitution by signing what they said were secret deals with Ethiopia and Eritrea as well as unilaterally appointing judges and army commanders.

Somali Constitutional Court - impeachment
Somalia didn’t have a Constitutional Court at this time yet the Provisional Constitution of the land states that ‘it’s impossible to impeach the Head of State’ without the approval of a Constitutional Court. In other words, the Speaker of Parliament has to do a lot of explaining for tabling an “illegal motion” in the first place.



Background // Motion Filed to Impeach Somali President

BY REUTERS

The top official of Somali’s parliament administration said on Sunday he had filed a motion with the speaker of parliament to impeach the country’s president, Mohamed Abdullahi.

“We have filed an impeachment against the president of the federal republic of Somalia,” Abdikarim H. Abdi Buh said in a statement.

Constitutionally, 92 lawmakers have to sign such a motion for it to be submitted to the speaker. Parliament may debate the motion a week later.

Somalia’s parliament has 275 lawmakers in total. A successful impeachment vote requires the backing of two thirds of all MPs.

A copy of the motion, seen by Reuters, lists as grounds for the impeachment an allegation that the president secretly signed agreements with other countries including Ethiopia and Eritrea.

The agreements touched on the use of Somali ports and economic and security cooperation, it said.