GOOBJOOG NEWS|MOGADISHU: Security Minister Abdullahi Nur has okayed the holding of protests in Mogadishu set for tomorrow overruling a decision by the Banaadir Regional Administration against the protests.
Nur said in a statement Wednesday the protestors were within their constitutional rights to organise and demonstrate.
He urged the protestors to cooperate with security forces. BRA yesterday issued an order against any protests in the city. The conflicting statements from the two offices underscore the ongoing political differences between Prime Minister Mohamed Roble and outgoing president Mohamed Farmaajo.
Nur is allied to Farmaajo while BRA governor Omar Filish is a close ally of Farmaajo.