Somalia to AU: We don’t like Mahama as mediator

Somalia has rejected the appointment of former president John Mahama as African Union’s (AU) particular envoy to assist mediate that nation’s political deadlock.

In a letter seen by and confirmed by sources on the AU, Mahamed Abdirazak, Somalia’s Minister of Overseas Affairs and Worldwide Cooperation mentioned Mahama has “in depth hyperlinks” with Kenya, and that the nation will not help him [Mahama] in his new function.

“It’s certainly stunning {that a} candidate with in depth hyperlinks with Kenya’s management has been chosen by the AU to facilitate talks on a political deadlock partly engineered by these Kenyan management has supported,” the letter acknowledged.

“Given the politically delicate nature of the duty of a excessive consultant in any case, I’m sure you’ll respect the significance of any candidate for such a submit to be seen as neutral and with none hyperlinks to the area,” it added.

Learn the complete letter beneath:

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On Saturday (8 Might) John Mahama, was appointed because the African Union (AU) Excessive Consultant to Somalia.

“President Mahama will work with the Somali stakeholders, to achieve a mutually acceptable compromise in direction of an all-encompassing decision for the holding of Somali elections within the shortest time potential,” an AU assertion mentioned.

Mahama can be supported by the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), a peace preserving mission operated by the AU in Somalia with approval by the UN to make sure that the mediation efforts and the peace help operation work collectively seamlessly.

The AU chairperson known as on the Somali stakeholders to barter in good religion, and to place the pursuits of Somalia and the well-being of the Somali individuals above all else within the seek for an inclusive settlement to the electoral disaster.

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“This could usher in a democratically elected authorities with the legitimacy and mandate to resolve the remaining excellent political and constitutional points which are posing a menace to the steadiness of the nation and the area as a complete.”

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