After parliament voted in a proposal to extend Farmaajo’s term by two-years, chaos hit the streets of the capital Mogadishu.
Residents have been forced to seek refuge outside the city, fearing for their lives, as tensions escalate between pro-government forces and those opposed to Farmaajo’s bid to extend his term.
It is estimated that about 100,000 people in Mogadishu have fled their homes so far.
But on 27 April, the federal member states of Hirshabelle and Galmudug issued a joint press statement backtracking from their earlier support for the term extension.
The statement comes at a time when Mogadishu has been experiencing the largest migration from the city in ten years.
Endorsed by the presidents of the two states, the statement called for return to the 17 September agreement and implementation of the revised election model.
The statement was supported by the Prime Minister
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