Somaliland: The Kulmiye Conflict Resolution Committee from Guurti Meets the President

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Somaliland Interior minister Ali Waranade briefs the press in his Hargeisa officies

By: Yusuf M Hassan

HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – Prevailing peace in Somaliland is as a result of the maturity of Somalilanders.

This was stated by the Somaliland minister of Interior Ali Mohamed Waran’ade during a press briefing in his Hargeisa offices where he revealed that the Guurti committee established to reconcile power disputes in the ruling Kulmiye party has so far met with president Silanyo.

The 13 member Kulmiye conflict resolution committee led by Elder Haji Abdi Warabe was constituted by the Guurti chair with the objective of reconcile factions of the ruling party.

The conflict emanates from the declaration of intent to contest the 2015 Somaliland presidential elections by the party’s chairman Muse Bihi thus a direct challenge to sitting president Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo who is also intent on contesting the said for the constitutional second term.

“We expect a conducive resolution of the power struggle within the party to be concluded successfully in lieu of the Silanyo faction having declared that it will abide by recommendations of the elders committee” said Waran’ade

According to Minister Waran’ade the elder’s conflict resolution committee which was in talks with the Bihi led faction during the press briefing will release its recommendations soon.

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