Politicians hindering the electoral process are playing with fire – Presidential Candidate Jabril Abdulle

The Somali people and the international partners who support the political process in Somalia have expressed their frustration over the lack of tangible results from the ongoing political discussions over the implementation of the 17 September 2020 election agreement. The discussions are yet to produce productive outcomes in favour of the aspirations of the Somali people, with political leaders with the primary responsibility to execute the election agreement engaged in trivial bickering.

Rarely held accountable for their failures and abuse of power, the Somali politicians continue to overlook their responsibilities, particularly this difficult period of a pandemic and economic crisis occasioned by the COVID-19 outbreak. The need to reach a consensus on the election stalemate, therefore, is now more crucial than ever before.

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