US calls on parliament to annul two-year term extension

Xildhibaannada Golaha Shacabka ee Baarlamaanka Soomaaliya oo beeniyay in xilka laga qaadayo RW Rooble

US government has called on members of Somalia’s Lower House members to rescind April mandate extension bill for the government.

In a statement, US state department welcomed President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo’s April 28 remarks to return to the September 17 election agreement and resume talks immediately with Federal Member State leaders.

“We urge Somalia’s national and Federal Member State leaders to meet immediately to finalize a consensus-based electoral model and hold parliamentary and presidential elections as soon as possible on the basis of the September 17 agreement,” the statement reads in part.

The statement lauded Prime Minister Roble and the Federal Member State leaders for rejecting a mandate extension.

U.S. also urged Somalia’s leaders to set aside political objectives to save the nation.

“All leaders must set aside their political aspirations and differences for the good of the Somali people and negotiate in good faith without preconditions and with a willingness to compromise,” US government said.

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