The speaker of Somalia's Parliament, Mohamed Mursal, announced on Thursday that an impeachment motion filed against President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has been formally withdrawn after consultation with MPs, local media report.

The motion, which was submitted by 92 legislators, had already been declared invalid on 11 December after 14 MPs said their names were wrongly used.

The pro-impeachment MPs accused the president of violating the constitution by making unilateral decisions, and by signing what they termed as secret deals with Ethiopia and Eritrea.