Somali PM Roble admits under pressure election from Farmajo

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Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has for the first time acknowledged that he is under pressure from President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, who reached an agreement last year. Roble said Farmajo was one of several challenges posed by the election.

“The three-tier pot is between state leaders, candidates and the office of the president,” said Prime Minister Roble, who has been vocal in his opposition to President Farmajo.

He also said there would be no change in his position on the election and that there would be transparent elections, to the satisfaction of all political stakeholders.

Why the prime minister has been silent lately, he added that he will work to address concerns raised about the parliamentary election process, and will soon convene a meeting of the National Consultative Assembly, which will strengthen electoral transparency.

Finally, he said the transparency of the elections and the implementation of agreed-upon electoral procedures are inviolable, providing opportunities for local and international observers.

According to Somali officials told Somali Times Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has been paid 2 million US dollars by Qatari royal family to be silenced in the upcoming Somali elections. Sources added election must be to re-elect Farmajo.