Somalia prime minister says he won’t resign
By: Abdalle Ahmed
MOGADISHU (RBC) Somalia Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed today confirmed that he will not resign until the parliament and the Somalia people accepts Kampala agreement, RBC Radio reports.
“Having seen the desire of my people and how they demonstrated their views on the Kampala accord and the support to my cabinet I decided not to resign until the parliament and the people approves my resignation.” Mohamed Abdullahi said in a press conference in Mogadishu today.
He said that if the people and the parliament of Somalia retake their confidence to the cabinet that can only eventually bring to leave from the office.
The prime minister hailed the peaceful demonstrations in Mogadishu which the public showed their defiance against the Kampala accord signed last week as he praised the public revolution which currently continues in the country.
He also called the release of all the arrested protestors in Mogadishu detained in the last two days those are nearly hundred persons.
“I call for immediate release of all the detained people those are held in prisons and my government will launch investigation on the arrest of the people.”
Last week president Sheikh Sharif and the speaker of the parliament Sharif Hassan signed 10-points agreement amid their long disagreement.
The Kampala Accord states: “Within thirty days of the signing of this Agreement, the Prime Minister will resign from his position; and the President will appoint a new Prime Minister”. But it was not welcomed in the country after mass demonstrations against the agreement were held in major Somalia towns including the capital.