Senate Deputy Speaker says president Farmajo ‘cannot be trusted’ with election

First Deputy Speaker of the Upper House of Parliament, Abshir Mohamed Bukhari, has said that President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has proved unreliable in overseeing the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in the country.

The deputy Speaker said the president his government cannot be trusted with the election, adding that opposition presidential candidates who are meeting in Mogadishu must save the country.

Bukhari also urged President Farmajo to compromise on the election committee recently announced by his government, which has been rejected by all opposition parties in the country as a partisan organization dominated by the president’s allies.