Published On: Sun, Dec 16th, 2018

Somali minister steps down amid political crisis in the country

The minister for public works and housing of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Abdulfatah Gesey has resigned on Sunday.

Speaking during a press conference in Mogadishu, Mr.Gesey announced his resignation citing interference by the federal government into southwest state elections and the illegal arrest of candidate MukhtarRobow Mansour.

“There is nowhere southwest state administration leaders and federal government principals discussed and agreed interference into the election and the arrest candidate Mukhtar Robow,”

“I have decided not to be a witness again on the injustice meted against the people of this country by the government.” he added.

He urged political leaders and council elders from the regional administration to maintain law and order.

“I call upon the residents of southwest state to maintain order while exercising their protests peacefully.”

Mr. Abdifatah Gesey said he will continue as member of lower house of the federal parliament as representative from southwest state and serve the interest of his people diligently.

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