Somalia: President Farmajo Speaks Out Against Critics

By Staff Reporter , Garowe Online
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has spoken out for the first time the critics against his Federal Government achievements on Friday night, Garowe Online reports.

"Tonight, I share with you a secret matter, the current critics you're seeing are the ones who opposed the former Federal Government while it was in office only six months 4 years ago, at that time they called on the phone, requesting to join them, but refused to cooperate," said Farmajo.

President Farmajo stated that the same opponents ousted his processor Hassan Sheikh Mohamud are now trying to undermine his government's efforts towards tackling insecurity and making a success of the state-building process and among others.

"I recommended them to give chance for Mohamud's new administration and stop the quick opposition as it was in Villa Somalia less than a year, however they did not pay attention," the President added.

These critics came after a political influence by Villa Somalia's Chief of Staff and former Al Jazeera reporter Fahad Yasin, a close ally to the President in the Federal government's decision-making process.