Pro-Jawari MPs say motion against speaker failed to meet its issued ultimatum

By Asad Cabdullahi Mataan

Dozens of MPs on Tuesday night declared the controversial motion against Lower House Speaker, Mohamed Osman Jawari unconstitutional as the time set for its submission has passed.

Last week, Upper House Mediating Committee set 28th March for the debate of the motion in a bid ease the escalating political row in the country.

In a Joint statement, Pro-Jawari lawmakers called on the Speaker to resume the work saying he was the legitimate leader of the House as the proposition failed to meet the deadline.

“In accordance with article 4 of chapter 9 of the House Standing Order, the motion against the speaker has collapsed (failed) as it was not tabled on time, therefore, the speaker, Mohamed Osman Jawari should officially resume his duties of leading the House business,” reads the statement.

The MPs pointed fingers of blame at Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Kheire, accusing him of spearheading the political crisis that crippled the House business.

Finally, the statement warned that PM and President Farmajo would take the responsibility, should the national institutions collapsed due to the escalating political tension.

The move comes amid the ongoing political row has created a vacuum between the leadership of the House.

On Sunday, the 1st deputy Speaker, Abdiweli Sheikh Mudey announced the motion against the speaker will be tabled on 31st of March.

The following day,  the speaker was at the podium to dismiss the announcement by Mudey, spilling out the rift between House leadership to the public.

The fate of the motion is yet unclear as the House members were divided into two opposing factions.

Source: Hol