Somalilandsun: Recent media reports alluding to Hirsi Haji Ali being the second top leader of Somaliland opposition party Wadani has been revised.
A statement by the presumptive party candidate for Somaliland President Abdirahman Mohamed Abdilahi ‘Irro’ in which he informed that his trusted lieutenant Hirsi Haji Ali was his deputy in the party heirachacy had daunted both members and ordinary citizens since it put into question the structure of the opposition party as well as top leadership.
In the now revised sentiments , Irro had said that Hirsi was number two in leadership of the party thence putting to doubt the position of MP Abdiqadir Haji Ismail Jirde the long term serving interim chairman.
In his corection via an interview with HCTV in Sweden which is part of his European tour Irro stated that the interim chairman, MP Jirde still retains his office and authority as his, Irro’s, Immidate deputy while Hirsi acts as chief operating officer.
Said he “The structure of Wadani party leadership is defined by its constitution, which stipulated that there are two or three positions that are different from the leaders of the other two parties, me as presidential candidate and candidate for Vice President are automatically Chairman and deputy”
Adding that the party leadership is headed by the chairman Irro went on to inform that in the opposition Wadani party, there is a position that does not belong to the other two parties, which is that of interim chairman and that of Chief Operating officer.
Apart from the above position of chairman, deputy who are candidates for the Somaliland presidency , the interim chairman and COO the constitution dictates openings for five Vice-Chairmen of the party, ” said Irro
The ruling kulmiye party having Concluded it’s national conference and election of new leaders, Abdirahman Irro revealed that “The Wadani party convention will take place within six months, that is in April 2021 with the party executive committee mandated with setting up exact dates.