Ex-Somali Premier says the outgoing Somali President has plunged the country into a state of limbo

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Former Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke has spoken out about the political situation in the country and the election crisis, accusing government officials of failing to hold elections in the country.

Speaking to VOA, Omar Abdirashid accused the government of failing to deliver on its mandate and that it had plunged the country into a state of limbo.

He added that the outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has nothing good to offer to the country and must relinquish power.

“When we handed over power and we left a country where the people work together, we handed over the government to a country where security was better than it is now. People want a good leadership than Farmajo offers,” said Omar Abdirashid.

Outgoing government officials including Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo have been accused several times in the recent past of bad politics, repression and failure to hold general elections.