The Union of Candidates recently held a press conference in Mogadishu to discuss the latest developments in the country and the ongoing election crisis in the country.
The Union of Candidates has made it clear that outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo is now recognized as a ‘faction leader’ sitting in the presidency.
Former Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, former Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire and politician Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame addressed the press conference.
Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame said there is no laws in the country at the moment, and Farmajo is like a faction leader sitting in Villa Somalia.
Abdirahman said past warlords had more troops than Farmajo and controlled many parts of the country, but were eventually defeated.
Politician Abdirahman warned Police Chief General Hijaar to support President Farmajo in a clan-based manner that could lead to violence in the country.
Former Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says the country is in danger of being warned for a long time and needs to be overcome.
Former Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has said that outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo is blocking the country from waging war as he said.
Hassan Khaire blamed Farmajo for refusing to hold elections in the country, and stressed that President Farmajo was not ready for a free and fair election.
“Today, the Somali army is divided over the ambitions of the outgoing president. The path he is taking in this country is a black hole,” said Hassan Ali Khaire.
Finally, Hassan Ali Khaire praised the decision of the dismissed Benadir Regional Commander Sadaq Joon.