Somalilandsun – Political novices and forecasters have asked, “Why did the chair of Waddani and the Speaker of the Somaliland parliament, not attend the recent celebrations in Sheffield?”.
After all, the recognition of Somaliland as a sovereignty state by the city of Sheffield council was a landmark occasion and since the Speaker was in London at the time, a short trip up north to Sheffield would have been the easiest thing in the world?.
In order to answer these questions, let us put the right perspective on the situation.
The people and the government of Somaliland received a wonderful accolade from the city of Sheffield and its inhabitants. It is a tremendous tribute to our enduring successes and abiding fortitude. Twenty two years of peace, stability, and development have brought us to this stunning and symbolic victory.
This is but another step in our journey for de-jure international recognition and the people of Somaliland will not rest on their laurels.
With respect to Speaker Abdirahman Mohamed Abdilahi’s attendance, or lack thereof, of the subsequent celebrations; this did not diminish the magnitude of the occasion nor does his stature.
Because, the Speaker, understands that the real driving forces behind this historic occasion where the ordinary people of Somaliland in Sheffield. That is why with his careful and concise delivery of opinions, Speaker “Irro”‘s visit to Sheffield will be to thank those whose efforts had made the support of the city of Sheffield possible.
Abdirahman Mohamed Abdilahi “Irro” will visit Sheffield to thank those who made difference to Somaliland quest for international recognition without resorting to crass political point scoring.
That is the manner, style and stature, that make Abdirahman Mohamed Abdilahi “Irro”, a statesman and a leader.
Alaa Mahad Leh
Long Live Somaliland