By: Eng. Hussein Adan Igeh (Hussein Deyr)
Somalilandsun – No one knew him! Nobody has ever heard of him! Neither was he an ordinary nor a religious-warlord. A year and two months ago, by a mysterious and inexplicable way he came to power. Prior to his appointment, he was anonymous and unknown in the Somalia political battle ground and few people knew who he was. His vision, political opinion or train of thoughts as well as his leadership capacity were completely unknown.
Somalia is one of the world’s classic failed state. ‘The President’ of the failed State of Somalia is less than a year and half in power yet he created more enemies than friends. He behaves as a real and legitimate president freely and fairly elected and trusted by his own people, simply because a double standard world community let him believe in this illusion. Behind his fake smile lurks a dangerous and toxic agenda. He is elected by no one; he is responsible for little; he is manipulated and threatened by many, both internally and externally. He is covertly detached from the sense of reality. He is not sensitive to his people’s suffering and a quarter of a century ongoing national misery with no end is in sight.
There is no doubt the President of Somalia and the government he leads are their own worst enemies. They are deaf and blind to the gathering storm that sooner or later will ultimately sweep them away. They master the art of making enemies and blunders, and turned millions of ordinary Somalis who have never voted for them into bitter enemies. Instead of respecting and acting in conformity with the national constitution and the directives of the legislature of his own country, the President of Somalia follows and implements the orders and instructions from other foreign powers who rules his country by default.
This man is unpredictable on all accounts! He cannot be trusted. He is more dangerous than any of his predecessors. He denies blindly the ethnic cleansing and immeasurable destruction campaign that was done to the civilian population of Somaliland, by no one else than the former brutal dictatorial regime of Somalia. Above all, ‘the President’ of Somalia does not have the wisdom, sensibility, vision or the political acumen to tackle the complex structural and existential challenges which Somalia is facing at the moment.
The president of Somalia had been given a full mandate and the legislative means to do things better. The fate and future of his people and country has been entrusted to him, however in vain. Strangely enough, he carries out the orders and instructions commissioned by invisible rulers who make every effort to ensure that this country will never be able to stand on its own feet. The lot in life and prospect of the country is decided and determined by others and this is what everyone is worrying about.
They are those who are supposed to run the country properly but President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and his government are neither players nor spectators of the political drama that is taking place right under their eyes. Whenever his government attempts to implement small-scale community projects, he is rebuffed and overruled, namely by his invisible bosses. Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud’s Somali government has no credibility content to save the country and people from a looming sovereignty-threatening situation. He is the wrong man to lead a nation in limbo like Somalia.
The President of Somalia should be very realistic and he must accept the inevitable and irreversible reality: Somaliland’s independence and sovereignty is a fact. The history shall not repeat itself; the fate of the union is sealed off for good and forever! Legally, historically and politically Somaliland has a unique case. The Republic of Somaliland was once an independent and sovereign country that voluntarily merged with Italian Somalia and the nuptials failed. Today, Somaliland could have enjoyed its independence and would have been a success story had they not voluntarily united with Somalia Italiano on 26th June 1960.
The voluntarily union with Somalia has caused nothing but destruction and lost opportunity for millions of Somalilanders. It was a missed opportunity prospect that obviously never turns back. However, the people of the Somaliland Republic will not, cannot and must not make another historic and costly mistake; they will never fall again into another trap of their own making by sacrificing the hard-won independence and sovereignty for the sake of an unfruitful and problematic concept of the Greater Somalia.
Long Live the Somaliland Republic and its Noble people
Eng. Hussein Adan Igeh (Hussein Deyr) [Hargeisa, Somaliland]