Liban A. Hussein, National Security Adviser in the Office of the Prime Minister of Somalia, has resigned. Liban Hussein had held the post for a few months in office before announcing his resignation via twitter.
In a brief tweet, Liban said he had resigned, but did not say why, despite reports from credible sources that he had come under pressure from the president’s national security adviser.
Liban A. Hussein replaced former Advisor Samira Gate, who had resigned herself less than three months,
Liban’s departure casts a light into the recent exodus of staff, particularly in the Prime Minister’s, since the departure of their former Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre, who was sacked by parliament.
Earlier in the month, the director of communications in the prime minister’s office resigned after reportedly being instructed to work on the idea of ’one person one vote’ that many political observers say was a way to extend the term of the President.