GOOBJOOG NEWS|SOMALIA: Former Prime Minister Omar Sharmarke has warned against attempts to destroy the political agreement reached by federal and state leaders last September calling for sanctions against such moves.
The former PM who is also a senator said the September 17 deal remains the only viable option for the country and its implementation must be guarded.
“Ongoing efforts to nullify the 17 Sep accord, it will be a major step towards instability which warrants sanctions against those have spoiled the process,” Omar said in a tweet echoing similar concerns by the international community.
“Now, the smooth implementation of the 17 September agreement, despite its shortcomings, remains so far the best solution towards stabilizing the present situation,’ the former PM who also ran for the presidency in 2017 said.
His remarks come amid ongoing negotiations to bring together outgoing President Mohamed Farmaajo and the Federal Member State presidents. The two sides have for the longest now argued over the implementation of the Mogadishu Pact arrived at by the two sides on September 17, 2021.
The opposition and the allied FMS leaders of Puntland and Jubbaland have demanded that the Agreement be reopened to accommodate other aspects such as security of the elections, participation of the opposition candidates and representatives from Somaliland in the talks.
But the Farmaajo side has stood ground against renegotiating the deal seemingly gaining support from the international community which also supports the September Agreement.
Meanwhile, the Federal Member State presidents are this morning meeting with Upper House Speaker Abdi Hashi who is the seniormost elected leader from Somaliland and chairman of the National Salvation Forum.