Ethiopia:President of the Somali regional set to be impeached
Addis Ababa (Somalilandpress)-According to reports received from top officials in Ethiopia’s Somali Zone,President Abdi Iley has been removed from office and relieved from all duties. It is expected that the official removal of the president from office will be announced early next week. Confidential sources close to Somali Zone say that the president will come before the regional parliament within the coming week in order for his removal from office to be announced officially. The regional Somali central government and the people accuse the president of widespread mismanagement and corruption.There are reports saying that the president is accused of rampant corruption and that he cannot differentiate his personal, state and people’s wealth.The president is also accused of dictatorship and that he does not know the smooth running of government.
According to reports from Regional Somali Zone 5 Central government say that the president had fallout with many officials in the central government and Regional Somali Zone 5 government. Other reports indicate that the president is accused of backwardness of the region and the government does not function quite smoothly. Much harassment against the people of the region and gridlock policies are one of the impeachment that the president is facing. It is not known what the president is about to do after he leaves office. There are reports saying that Regional Somali Central government is seeking the president employment in ministries. It is not also clear who will replace President Abdi Iley. Also Mr.Abdirahman Sheekh Mohamed ‘Gurey’ who is commerce minister on federal level was dismissed from office after he was accused of lack of accomplishment. Many accusations against president Abdi Iley concerning his management style were submitted to the central government for the past couple months. In recent days the goverment of JigJiga and the president has sided with their tribes men after a tribal conflict between two tribes that live together. The goverment sided with their Ogaden tribes men against the Isaaq tribe as they improsen 37 Isaaq nomads.
Somalilandpress | 04 November 2011