Somalia: Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca (ASWJ) has withdrawn from the deal who signed with the UN-backed transitional government
An armed group that signed a power-sharing deal with Somalia’s government has withdrawn from the UN-backed transitional administration, just days after the prime minister quit over a dispute with the president.
Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca (ASWJ), which joined the battle against al-Shabaab and other armed groups seeking to topple the government in March this year, announced on Saturday that it would no longer be part of under fire administration.
Sheikh Abdullahi Sheikh Abu Yusuf, the spokesman for ASWJ, told the Reuters news agency that the government had failed to meet certain agreements reached as part of the power-sharing deal.
“From now on, we as Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca declare that the treaty we have signed with the government in Addis Ababa has ended,” Yusuf said.