The Senate has called on leaders of Galmudug to de-escalate the ongoing political row and give the Senate committees a chance to conclude the mediation process while warning that actions taken by the warring factions to fire the state government employees was unconstitutional.
In a terse statement Tuesday, the Senate Business Committee chaired by Speaker Abdi Hashi expressed concern over the political situation in the central regions state noting actions by the warring factions were detrimental to destroying the institutions of the state.
“The actions taken by both parties to the political conflict is unacceptable because it is destroying the institutions of the state (Parliament and Executive). This is happening as the Senate is mediating to find a lasting solution between the Federal Government and Federal Member States,” the Senate Committee said.
The Committee called on both sides to ‘restore the cooperation they had before and protect the unity and cooperation between the government institutions’.
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The Hashi led committee also termed attempts by both sides to fire employees as unconstitutional. “Any actions (to fire staff) now and later are inconsequential.” The Senate warned.
The statement from Senate comes amid concerns that both sides of the political divide in Galmudug were now ‘firing’ staff in a tit for tat mission that has escalated in the recent weeks following a failed attempts by MPs allied to President Ahmed Haaf and Speaker Ali Asir to impeach one another.
A section of MPs affiliated to Asir passed a failed vote to impeach Haaf early last month followed by a similar one by Haaf’s allies against Asir. Both parties have been at loggerheads with Haaf accusing the federal government of instigating political fights in Galmudug.
A vote against Haaf against went through last November with an apparent support of functionaries in the federal government. Federal State leaders however shrugged it off ensuring Haaf’s stay.