Senior advisor to Somalia president 'resigns'
Feb 20, 2010 - 11:29:04 AM
Senior Somali presidential advisor, Professor Ahmed M. Warfa, on Saturday resigned from his position. In the resignation, he cited personal reasons and working with uncooperative president.
"I advised Sheikh Sharif on the 4.5 clan system that forms the basis of the government, he did nothing about it. I also advised him on the 39 ministers that make up the cabinet and his many other advisors, he ignored," said the professor.
Professor Warfa added that President Sheikh Sharif turned down his advise over the handling of regional-based states, saying that pin-point its leaders from Villa Somalia would not help.
"I am not opposed to the rejections of my advises, however, I am opposed to advises he receive behind my back, which counter mine," he noted, adding that Sheikh Sharif has so many ‘advisors’ who advise him on increasing the number of ministers and lawmakers.
Professor Warfa became the presidential advisor in August 2009.
The resignation of the senior advisor unearths the behind the scene political squabbling that has crippled the already fragile government, which was formed just over one year ago in neighbouring Djibouti.