Mogadishu-President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed on Sunday appointed Information Minister, Abdirahman Omar Osman as the new Governor and Mayor of Mogadishu after sacking Thabit Abdi Mohamed who was Mayor and Governor of Benadir Regional Administration,
Somalia president has also fired Mogadishu’s district commissioners. The commissioners have on Saturday night elected Thabit Abdi to stay put at the office for the next two years , strengthening Thabit’s political tussle with the higher Federal leaders including the PM.
The ousted Governor has on Saturday denied any land exploitation involvement, rebutting an increasing allegation over a public land sold near Hamarweyne’s Shanema Afrika.
Reports say that dozens of Federal troops have on Sunday morning deployed in and around the Mogadishu municipality, as new Mogadishu mayor prepares to take over the office.
No military actions have been reported so far.
The political tussle between the sacked governor and Villa Somalia erupted over a planned meeting which Mr. Thabit said will decide Banaadir’s status in the federal level.
Thabit M Abdi, a former Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Somalia in the US was named last year as the Mayor of Mogadishu and Banadir region govenor.