Southwest MPs to file impeachment motion against President Shariif

By Asad Cabdullahi Mataan

Members of Southwest State Assembly are planning to file impeachment motion against Southwest State president, Shariif Hassan, accusing him of incompetence.

Following deliberations in Baidoa , the lawmakers formed anti-president caucus to implement the no-confidence motion.

Mohamed Farah, a Southwest member of parliament said that close to hundred MPs signed the motion and it will be lodged to the parliament leadership soon.

According to reliable sources who spoke to Hiraan Online, over 90 legislators have signed the impeachment motion.

“The MPs have been preparing this motion for months and this is the second time, the MPs are trying to relieve the President of  his duties,” said a source privy to the development.

The move comes at a time when President Hassan is attending security conference in Mogadishu.

Shariif Hassan is yet comment on the impeachment motion against him which is to be submitted at the parliament.

Impeachment motions hit several regional states in the recent months.

Hirshabelle President, Ali Abdullahi Osoble was relief of his duties following a successful impeachment motion passed by the lawmakers this year.

Early this year, former Galmudug President, Abdikirim Hussein Guled was  ousted after Galmudug Assembly critised of incompetence and poor leadership.