Somaliland: KULMIYE General Meeting is Postponed, VP Discloses


VP Sayli

By: M.A Egge

Somalilandsun – The Vice President H.E. Abdirahman Abdilahi Ismail (Sayli) disclosed the postponement of the long awaited Kulmiye party general meeting. The GM which was twice before postponed and rescheduled was at the very latest supposed to gather and meet this January.

The VP however confirmed on Friday that it became necessary for the postponement at the 11th hour because of the President’s journey.

He dispelled assumptions that the party chiefs in the top executive bracket were at loggerheads.

“There are no conflicts amongst/between the top executive leadership of the party,” declared the VP in answer to press queries as to whether the top echelons were not in good terms. He elaborated on the differing sentiments between the proponents of the postponement and those against it in philosophical terms; he said, “The so called conflicts as perceived are in no way antagonism,” and further explained, “They happen to be only clash of ideas which is quite normal in a busy settling”.

He gave examples of such areas where discussions are intense hence imperative as being on the best modus operandi of activities and characteristics of ways and means of picking or choosing delegates.

He attributed the main reason of the postponement to be the departure of the President.

The VP revealed that when the executive committee met with the President they mainly focused on how the party would organize the GM and in a group consensus manner.

When asked on his personal relations with the chairman, he quipped “We are two friendly men, we are brothers we are in the same party and we have together struggled for the same cause; there is no problem between us”.