JIGJIGA (Halbeeg News)-The president of Ethio-Somali Regional State, Mustafa Mohamed Omer has distanced his administration from allegations of secession from Ethiopia.
In an interview with Ethiopian Broadcasting Cooperation (EBC), Omer said his region would closely work with the Federal government of Ethiopia.
The leader accused some elements in the former regime of Ethiopia that was dominated by Tigray of creating instability in the Somali region.
“My administration has never attempted such issues because we have been involving rebuilding the state which was destroyed by the former regimes. We know that they are still some individuals from that regime still involving the disintegration of this state but their days are numbered,” he told the broadcast.
Omer emphasized the need to unite people and regain the trust of the public to serve them.
Two days ago the region’s parliament removed immunity of twelve of its members.
Among those who lost immunity are ex-acting president and ex-speaker: Ahmed Abdi lkacase, Suad Ahmed, Mohamed Rashid Isaq respectively.
Ayan Gulande (former Gode town Finance office head)
Suad Ahmed Farah (former deputy head of the region)
Abdihalim Mohammed (former Water development office head)
Majida Mohammed (former head of the region’s president office)
Kedit Abdi Ilsmae (former Trade and industry office head)
Fertune Abdi Mehdi (former Water resource head)
Mohammed Bille (former technique and vocational training office head) Nesra Hassan (former advisor to the office of the regional administration office)
Mohammed Heryo (former education office head)
Abdi Momamed Abbas (former pastoral and rural development office head)