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Puntland president Gaas in trouble as MPs set for a vote of no confidence motion
Somali Elections

Puntland president Gaas in trouble as MPs set for a vote of no confidence motion

Puntland Mps are pushing to have a vote of no confidence on President Abdiweli Mohamed Gaas  on grounds that he had failed to administer the region. The Mps point  out recent incidents of insecurity  caused by  militant group Alshabaab and pro ISIS grouped based in the region. The cities of Bossaso, Galkayo and the headquarters Garowe have experienced a spate of attacks recently . President Gaas however told the media at a press conference  that he remains in power despite protests from Mps. He alleged the Mp to be allied  to former President Abdrahman Mohamed Farole. He accused the Mps of intending to destabilize the region for their own political gains. Puntland  and its  president are facing troubled times and  last  Sunday staged a mutiny  in the capital Garowe and seized a section of Parliament protesting non payment of salary and poor welfare. Last September soldiers took control of the  Central Bank over unpaid salaries. Ministry of Finance on Tuesday denied non payment of salaries  alleging the matter had been politicized.