The African Union (AU) has raised concern over the rising political stress in Somalia, which has led to a deteriorating safety scenario.
This comes only a day after Somali authorities troops and opposition supporters exchanged gunfire in Mogadishu in road clashes that broke out throughout a protest march over delayed elections.
AU Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat in an announcement condemned all types of violence, calling on Somali stakeholders to chorus from acts which may jeopardize peace and safety within the nation.
The AU chief stated this as he urged political actors to hunt a consensual answer that can break the present political stalemate.
“The folks of Somalia have suffered for too lengthy, and the present violence poses a critical risk to the Somali transition plan (STP), on the exact second it’s being finalized,” Mahamat stated in an announcement.
Lawmakers had been because of choose a brand new president on February 8, however the course of was delayed after the opposition accused President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, who’s looking for a second time period, of packing regional and nationwide electoral boards with supporters.
Mahamat burdened the important significance of holding free, honest, well timed and credible elections, alongside the traces of the 17th September Settlement and, to this finish, referred to as on all of the related Somali stakeholders to chorus from endeavor unilateral measures which may additional deepen the present political disaster and undermine efforts to successfully confront and degrade Al Shabaab and different terrorist teams.