A Members of Somalia’s Lower House chamber of Parliament called for the resignation of the Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari as the deadlock over the motion against him widens.

Speaking in an interview with Radio Shabelle, lawmaker Abdullahi Sheikh Ismail who is among the MPs tabled the impeachment motion blamed Jawari for violating the constitution and parliamentary procedures.

The parliament is split into two camps, one allegedly allied to the office of the PM and the other camp defending the long-serving Speaker who is currently in trouble as he faces motion.

The call comes in the wake of worsening political rift in Mogadishu after more than 100 lawmakers have signed out a motion of no confidence against Jawari last month.

The standoff has affected the normal seatings of the lower House and led the President of the country Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo to intervene and mediate the rival sides.

The Senate suspended its mediation efforts and dissolved recently a 7-member committee tasked with the resolving of the political crisis and division in the parliament.