MOGADISHU, 06 Dec.2014 (Qalin) – The Somalia parliament officially dismissed the Somalia Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed through a motion of no confidence against his government, which the Lawmakers approved Saturday.
Speaker of the House, Mohamed Osman Jawari announced the
result of the vote moments after the counting, and announced that the PM lost
his post from 1:00pm Saturday as a result of 3 hours long speeches and
preparations of the voting for the motion.
"The parliament continued
its discussions about the motion of no confidence against the Prime Minister
Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed, and finally we came to the point that we
announce the result of the process” the speaker said.
"235 members of the parliament were present, 153 of them
voted for the motion against the PM and 80 of them voted against the motion and
supported the PM, 2 abstained from voting, so that, the PM and his cabinet officially
lost the confidence of the parliament”
The PM was nominated in January this year when his
predecessor Abdi Farah Shirdon was sacked by the parliament after he was
accused of failing to fulfil his duty. He started conflicting with the
president after very few months and his difference with the president was
public since then.
Efforts by the international Community and the speaker of
the parliament to mediate the PM and the president failed after the PM refused
to compromise from a reshuffled he made in the cabinet, which affected the
former minister of Justice Farah Abdulkader, the president’s right hand man.
The Speaker urged the president to nominate a new PM in 30
days as the constitutions says and the sacked Premier will continue to work as
caretaker of the office.