The Republic of Somaliland is a sovereign state among the nations of the world. Since Somaliland has re-required its lost independence the country has embarked in a massive democratization process whereby three political parties have been formed. The country has witnessed the peaceful transition of 5 presidents.
Shacbiga Somaliland Way Arkayaan Waanay Ka Dheregsan Yihiin Buubaa iyo kuwa La mid Ka Ihi Waxay Wadaan Iyo Durbaanka Qabyaaladeed Ee Ay Tumayaan
“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” President John F. Kennedy. (Ha Iswaydiin Muxuu Wadan Kaagu Kuu Qabtay Waxad Iswaydii Saa Waxaad Wadan Kaaga Uqabtay.”
It also went through three direct presidential, two parliamentary, and two municipal elections. The first two presidents his Excellencies Abdirahman Ahmed Ali, and Mohamed Hajji Ibrahim Egal were elected by a traditional communal process taken place in a large gathering of traditional leaders of the country. Nationalism means putting everything before the country. Nationalism means taking care of your country and people.
Nationalism does not mean getting political gain. It does not mean preferring the pursuit of personal interest to personal gain. It does not mean trashing the country because you did not get what you want. I am warning these people not to be overcome egoism and personal interest. You should not be blinded by crazy political ambitions which you want to realize by any means necessary, even If that means destabilizing the country. I believe what Buubaa and supporters are trying to achieve is disrupting and the destabilizing the country, but the people of Somaliland will never allow them do that. In response the people of Somaliland and its government will not wait and standby the endless antics and the dissemination of baseless lies against the country.
I believe Buubaa has already crossed the boundaries of decency, the rule of law and the due process. Moreover, Waddani a major opposition party needs to clarify its position regarding the renegade military man called (Aare) who joined the enemy, Buubaa and other shady characters in their party. If Waddani wants to remain a national party, they need to stop their disruptive, childish antics and subversive activities. They must know the people of Somaliland are intelligent people, who will never fall for some of the lies some of their officials including the chairman Irro are disseminating.
They need to be either a responsible major opposition party or a rogue party populated by irrational and anti-Somaliland figures. The last presidential elections were blessed by all the international observers who declared them as fair and free, therefore, I am so surprised why Waddani and their members such as Buubaa are pushing a dead horse. Those presidential elections have ended long time and they need to look forward to the coming elections and stop their baseless blanket complaints. The irresponsible and baseless assertions put forth by Buubaa caused a lot of uproar and bush back against him and Waddani.
These baseless assertions are not based on any evidence of presidential election fraud. Moreover, it is worth noting that Buubaa was a man who was a vehement opponent of Somaliland for the last 2o years, and according to his statements and political positions I believe he has hidden agendas and still espouses radical anti-Somaliland sentiments.
Suleiman Egeh is a freelance writer and a senior science instructor
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