The federal government respects the verdict of HirShabelle state assembly to oust the state president Abdullahi Osoble last week, Interior minister Abdi Farah Saiid has said.
In a notice Sunday, Saiid said the decision to fire the president was the prerogative of the assembly and called for the election of a new president within 30 days starting from August 14 the day the president was voted out in a no confidence motion.
HirShabelle parliament, the minister said should elect ‘a trustworthy electoral committee supervised by the Federal Ministry of Interior and Federalisation’ which will also offer technical support.
The minister said the government also welcomed the suggestion by the HirShabelle parliamentary committee that the presidential candidate should hail from the Hawadle clan.
The assembly ousted Osoble last week in a majority vote but the embattled leader has since remained adamant noting the vote was illegal.