Speaker Of Somalia’s Parliament Resigns

By Ikenga Chronicles April 10, 2018

Speaker Of Somalia’s Parliament Resigns

The Speaker of Somalia’s parliament, Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, has resigned ahead of a confidence motion against him, a lawmaker said, ending weeks of political tension.

“We were in the parliament house this morning ready for the motion against the speaker. Then the deputy speaker came in and read a resignation letter from the speaker,” lawmaker Dahir Amin Jesow told Reuters.

The Minister of Constitutional Affairs and Reconciliation of Somalia, Abdirahman Hosh Jibril, tweeted the news;

“We applauded and his resignation was accepted as per the constitution. That is the end of the political crisis.”

Jawari had earlier defied calls to resign, saying ‘I do not work for them, I am not going to resign’.

The crisis, which was fuelled by accusations of abuse of power and obstruction of constitutional reform against Jawari, put the executive and legislature at loggerheads for weeks.