Senior Communication Advisor to Mogadishu Mayor fired for participating in the launch of Hassan Sheikh-led political party
Mogadishu Mayor and Banadir Regional Administration Governor, Abdirahman Omar Osman (Yarisow) on Thursday fired his Special Communications Advisor, Shador Hajji for attending the launch ceremony of a political party led by former President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
Confirming his sudden dismissal to Ha Noolaato, Shador noted that his firing was as a result of his appearing in the launch ceremony for the Union for Peace and Development (UPD) political party which was today held in Mogadishu.
Shador further stated that he had received a telephone call from his boss hours prior to his dismissal informing him of the government's frustration with his participation in the 'opposition' organized event.
Shador, however, thanked his former boss for offering him the job in the first place, and for ignoring persistent pressures from circles within government in the past demanding "for my firing over my previous work with the former government of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud".
He finally said he joins a list of people whose rights have been infringed by the government and were subsequently sacked for no credible reasons.