Sunatimes.com - Somali elected president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed "Farmaajo" was requested by many people and political groups to declare Ethiopian secret service official Hailu Gabre persona non grata for intermingling in the internal affairs of Somalia and masterminding renewed hostilities. "The spy, Gabre, is rearming former warlords to foil the newly elected Somali president," Ahmed Daud Ibrahim who is a local district official in Medina district said.
"Gabre is always working against the peace in Somalia because violence is the best chance for him to sell weapons," he said.
The officer who falsely calls himself as General Gabre is a spy committed to serve only the interest of few Tigre ruling tribe of Ethiopian.
He is highly paid for his services by Somali politicians who want to come to power through corruption, violence and intimidation.
But he attracted extreme antipathy of those who care about Somalia.
"Everybody in Somalia knows Gabre is a weapons dealer, corrupt and saboteur," Ahmed Tubako, a shop owner in Mogadishu said.
"He is part of the so called international community but Gabre is a cancer in the national interest of Somalia." said Tabako.
Maryan Awale, elementary school teacher, warned that if the new president did not expel Gabre from our country then no progress will be made to rebuild Somalia.
"You can't avoid sickness if you have bacteria in your food or or environment at home," says Maryan who is 36 years old mother.
"Gabre is a combination of bacteria and virus that harm the nerve of our politics ," she said by adding " he is the most hated person in Somalia."
Somali president was elected by overwhelming vote on Wednesday in Mogadishu to replace president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who was rejected for corruption and misrule.
By Dahir Alasow