How to compare Presidents Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo.

Both men tried to fight the constitution, its federalist chapter, in particular. The only difference is that HSM was learning quickly the impossible tasks of his challenges, while Farmaajo is too dumb to study the situation and learn from recent history. Farmaajo believed in the regional powers of Abyi Ahmed of Ethiopia and Isias Afewerk of the State of Eritrea, the most unlikely teachers for a Somali student of government.

I am neither a medical doctor nor a psychiatrist, but I suspect that Farmaajo has sort of mental disabilities, possibly autism, occuring in his younger years. I reported earlier that Farmaajo was running neither the government as a prime minister of Somalia, nor the state as president. Some readers thought I was exaggerating. As prime minister, he relied heavily on Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas, later, on Hassan Ali Khayre and Fahad Yassin Haji Dahir. That is the reason both seemed all-powerful.

I urge others to study the issue for medical and historical purposes.

Warsame Digital Media WDM

Author: Warsame Digital Media WDM

About the blogger: This blog is associated with the former Chief of Staff in Puntland State Presidency, 1998-2005. He also worked with the UN and World Bank Joint Secretariat for Somalia’s Re-construction and Development Program (RDP), 2005-2006, as a Zonal Technical Coordinator for Puntland and later as National Aid Technical Coordinator with the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and European Union. He is now an independent political analyst and commentator on current issues and occasionally gives historical perspective on modern Somalia’s politics. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He can be reached at:

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