Somaliland: Presidency Starts Meeting Opposition Political Parties Separately, Briefs Wadani

President Muse Bihi welcomes Wadani Party Leader Abdirahman Irro to the Somaliland presidency in Hargeisa-file photo

Somalilandsun:  In the past the president of Somaliland has been consultation with the leaders of opposition parties of UCID and Wadani at the same time.

But in an apparent change of this protocol Wadani the main Somaliland opposition party is fully conversant with all the details of the just concluded consultative summit on relations between Somaliland and Somalia hosted by Djibouti, while UCID shall be in the same status this coming Tuesday.

This follows a meeting between president Muse Bihi Abdi and the leader of opposition Wadani party Abdirahman Irro at the Somaliland presidency on Friday night.

Though no official statement has been released by either side Geeska Afrika sources informed that the meet had the just concluded talks with Somalia as sole agenda.

The sources indicate that discussions mainly revolved around the poignant issues of disagreement that ensued at the talks as a result of positions taken by both Somaliland and Somalia, a long standing issue since Somalia alleges that discussions solely relate to reunion between the two countries while Somaliland is very clear that its sovereignty is not only irrevocable but non-negotiable  thence negotiations should be about official divorce which is the only impediment to its international recognition adamant three decades after withdrawing from its 1960 voluntary later turned fateful union with Somalia.

The position of an assorted members of the international community including governments and organizations with a stake in the Horn of Africa was also discussed at the meeting with the Abdirahman Irro reported to have chipped with advise to the head of state on the best mode of dealing with Somalia in order to achieve maximum success.

While the president was flanked by a number of his top aides the Wadani party team led by Irro included interim party chairperson Abdiqadir Jirde, Deputy chair Abdirizaq Khalif, presumptive VP candidate Mohamed Ali and secretary general Khadar Hussein Abdi

Somaliland Political Parties’ Leaders Abdiraham Irro, President Bihi and Eng Feisal Ali Warabe Ali Warabe take a stroll through the streets of Hargeisa-file foto

Despite policy and ideology differences the three national political parties of ruling Kulmiye and opposition Wadani and UCID ussaully take a concerted position when it comes to issues Somalia though UCID’s chief Eng. Feisal Ali Warabe is known to hold think otherwise now and then.