Somalia: President Sharif speaks out against controversial vote by MPs 1 Jan 1, 2012 - 10:30:10 AM
MOGADISHU, Somalia Jan 1 2012 (Garowe Online) - President of the Transitional Federal Goverment (TFG) of Somalia, Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, spoke out against the controversial impeachment of Sharif Hassan Speaker of Parliament, Radio Garowe reports.
President Sharif who held a press conference Saturday in Mogadishu stated that the impeachment of Sharif Hassan as Speaker did not abide by the Kampala Accord and therefore the vote was not lawful.
President Sharif also added that the vote on Dec. 13, 2011, by a group of MPs led by Mogadishu's former warlords, is a vote that is not helping us progress as a government.
Although he did not mention the intentions of the MPs who voted, this is the first time that President Sharif has directly opposed the motion against Speaker Sharif Hassan.
The President also spoke about the 2011 accomplishments of the Garowe Principles, Mogadishu Road Map and the Kampala Accord, stating that these accomplishments will help build Somalia's future as a government.
President Sharif prayed for a better year in 2012 hoping that this new year will bring more accomplishments than the previous.