The African union has finally come out to break its loud silence on the controversial decision by president Mohamed Farmaajo's decision to extend his term as president.
This is after Farmaajo signed into law a bill by the country's parliament to extend his mandate beyond the Constitutionally provided term by two years. This is amidst uproar by Somalia's senate which protested the decision.
The Continental body has condemned the decision by the Somalia parliament to extend the term of Farmaajo saying it goes against the legally binding agreement that provided for term limits for a president.
As Garowe online reports, the country has been ordered to immediately start dialogue so as to resolve the legal standoff.
"The african union urges the Somali political leaders to prioritize the country’s interests and to immediately resume dialogue, on the basis of the September 2020 Agreement and Baidoa technical committee recommendations," part of the report reads.
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