UPDATE: Motion to impeach Somali President failed – Statement

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MOGADISHU, Somalia – The impeachment motion brought by lawmakers against Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has failed, according to statement.

In a statement by the Secretary General of Somali parliament Abdikarim Haji Abdi Buuh said that the motion of impeachment against President Farmaajo had failed to garner enough numbers as 14 of the 92 lawmakers whose names appear on the motion stated that they didn’t sign up to it.

The impeachment was also rejected by deputy speakers of the country’s parliament.

A copy of the motion, seen by Mareeg Online, lists as grounds for the impeachment an allegation that the president secretly signed agreements with other countries including Ethiopia and Eritrea.

The agreements touched on the use of Somali ports and economic and security cooperation, it said.

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