Somaliland: The President will Defend his Seat, the State Reassures

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As the head of state says that Elections would be Held on Time while disclosing that Somaliland shall not attend any caucus that do not acknowledge our sovereignty

President Silanyo  shakes hands with ruling party Kulmiye Chairperson Muse Behi at Egal Airport before departure to the UK on 10th Oct

By: M. A. Egge
Somalilandsun – The State has rebuffed reports carried in the Geeska and Ogaal somali language newspapers that purported to infer that the Head of State was opting out of contention to defend his seat.
In a news flash that reached us from State House as we were going to pres, the Presidential spokesman rebuffed the reports terming it as baseless lies.
Indeed the reports which was not corroborated was side sweeping.
Mr. Ahmed Suleiman Duhul warned the media fraternity, precisely the mentioned papers to stop forthwith publishing news that are unverified.
He further reassured the populace that the President was in the race hence was to defend rightfully his seat as per the constitution.
This news flash will not affect our sentiments in our editorial on this issue.

Meanwhile during a departure to the UK Somaliland investment Conference in London public address at Egal Airport in Hargeisa the president said that Elections would be Held on Time while disclosing that Somaliland shall not attend any caucus that do not acknowledge our sovereignty
-The President of the Republic H.E. Ahmed Mohammed Mohamud Silanyo has reiterated that the general elections are slated as scheduled hence is duly expected and supposed to be held on time.
The President stated the fact at the Egal International Airport’s VIP lounge as he was jetting out of the country on Friday destined for the UK for a one day British government sponsored Investment in Somaliland Conference.
At the same time he expressed the sentiments that SL would not at any one time attend a caucus that lumps it as a part and/ or parcel of Somalia.

Somaliland Service Commanders see off President Silanyo at Egal Airport
He said that the Danish touted forth coming meeting to be held for Somalia would not see Somaliland’s attendance at all.
He said, “We would only attend such meetings if and when we are invited as a sovereign entity”.
The President who has since reached the UK safely had said that the Oct 14th meeting held for Somaliland by the British expects to bear fruits for the country as far as investments and commerce at international levels are concerned.
“I do expect the outcome of the meeting to be favourable for Somaliland,” said the President before embarking on the plane.
The President was leading the SL delegation which was formally invited to a major investiture meeting for the country by the UK government.
The oil prospectus companies currently licensed to operate in the country are expected to feature highly.

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