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Farmaajo impeachment Motion Withdrawn
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Farmaajo impeachment Motion Withdrawn

  A filed impeachment motion against Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has been withdrawn ending a fortnight of a political crisis that had sharply divided the parliament. According to a statement released by Speaker Mohamed Mursal the motion did not meet the legal threshold to be tabled in parliament. In a twist of events Mursal who had been at loggerhead with the executive by acknowledging the motion in the first place termed it null and void. He said 14 out of the 92 Mps who had signed for the motion denied having their signatures in the document. Mursal said he held wide consultation with the Mps and both parties came to an agreement that for the sake of Somalia's stability the motion be withdrawn. The Mps had accused Farmaajo of "violation" of the constitution pointing what they termed "secret agreements" with Ethiopia and Eritrea, interference on regional politics and extradition of ONLF's Qalbi Dhagah. The withdrawal of the motion comes a day after Mursal held closed door meeting with Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire.