Constitutional Crisis In Somalia: Digil Mirifle Communities Plan More Protests Against President Hassan in London
By Madey Bidaar
More protests are planned for Tuesday in London against President Hassan Sheikh, whose administration and inner circles had rushed to nominate Police and Intelligence Chief to members of his clan and his associated allies. This has been last positions held by Digil Mirifle communities and has left them without any positions in the ethnically power-shared government brokered by the United Nations. Currently all Somali foreign missions including the UN, Islamic Bank, Arab League, African Union, and Somali representatives in Geneva are not represented Digil Mirifle communities who are one of the major clans of Somalia. This is not much of the Digil Mirifle public will accept. This time, demonstrators will march on president Hassan right in front of the international community during London conference which starts this week.
The demonstrators are asking for fair and just sharing of all government positions. Several Digil Mirifle political figures are expected to take part in the marches, some travelling to London as far as from Australia and North America.
On Saturday day, President Hassan failed to reach agreement with Digil Mirifle MPs. He could get them to compromise. They are now in process of drafting a parliament motion against Hassan Sheekh. They vowed to unseat him through vote of no confidence.
"We condemn the irresponsible act by the president of the federal government in replacing and politically excluding Digil Mirifle members of his government. It is illegitimate act that is rejected by a large section of the Somali people," an umbrella of Digil Mirifle groups said in a statement.