Horn Newspaper Editorial : The Kulmiye or is it UDUB election Saga?
The ongoing local council elections saga makes one believe that it is UDUB party and not Kulmiye in power. WHY?
When the leader of UDUB party Hon Dahir Rayale Kahin was the incumbent at the newly renovated presidency, the current incumbent H.E. Ahmed Mahmoud Silanyo was rabble rousing through the current ruling political machinery of Kulmiye then in opposition and very bitter opposition at that
The then Silanyo Favourite rabble rousing gimmick mainly pertained to elections (presidential, local council & parliamentary) delays effected by Rayale of course with the acquiescence of Kulmiye and UCID
Come the Silanyo led Kulmiye Cartel with the campaign promises of not only holding elections on time but legalizing the registration of political groups.
Sure to the campaign pledge political groups were legalized with 15 being registered and later reduced to 6 after some machinations that. This saga continues with the over 1,000,000 supporters of the 9 political groups rejected by the Political Parties Registration & Verification Committee, accusing the government of denying them their constitutional rights. (This saga is to be visited on this column soon)
As per current election saga, Silanyo and his Kulmiye cartel are out of excuses on reasons behind never ending postponements not withstanding all arrangements being ready as per the national elections commission.
The local council elections saga is surely to end in indefinite postponement if Saturday’s position by the NEC chair Commissioner Hamari is a pointer. The NEC boss told legislators that their rejection of an election law amendment that would negate the use of candidates’ symbols will treble the budgeted expenditure as well as create a managerial nightmare.
Since Silanyo came to power this was the first setback his administration has received from the honourable members who had usually rubberstamped anything from the presidency. The sedition law on engaging with Somalia
Various elections laws that ended scrapping the voters register, legalizing the continued of office for elected officials defecting from original sponsoring party, to mention just a few. While Somalilanders have in their ignorance supported all Silanyo machinations a point has reached where they have started questioning their blind loyalty.
WHY ARE LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS DATES NOT FIXED?
IS IT THAT THE POWERS THAT MAYBE HAVE FINALLY REALIZED THAT THE RULING KULMYE IS SURE TO LOSE?
IS THIS RELATED TO the ERSTWITH CHIEF of CABINET CONNECTION to NASIYE POLITICAL GROUP or is DALSAN?
President Silanyo most of your actions in the two years you have been in office are exactly what you usually accused RAYALE of.
To distinguish yourself and reclaim the 100% loyalties of your ever faithful subjects kindly open the doors of the local council elections
On second thoughts is it possible that ex-president RAYALE is the actual ruler considering the recent closeness discerned?
If RAYALE is back in control then it is surely not a Kulmiye but UDUB election Saga.