(Sunatimes) Mr. Siilaanyo has breached the core of Somaliland Constitution by
causing directly or indirectly the killings and injuries taken place in Borama
and surroundings for 22 years or so and recently in Zeila. The events in Borama
and Zeila speak for themselves. Zeila is a port in the Red Sea and facing Aden
of Yemen. Zeila region is part of Awdal of Somalia. It is close to the frontier
between Djibouti and Somalia.
are multiple reasons of why Issa and Gadabursi are in disagreement as to who
will lead the Zeila Municipality. First, as soon the SNM entered the country
from Ethiopia, the Issa in Djibouti put out a map covering half of Awdal Region
and claiming as Issa region. Secondly, Mr. Rayaale, the former Somaliland
President from Gsdabursi tribe, has supported the Issa dream with the creation
of a region the same as the map put out by Issa and named it Salal. Gadabursi
are now asking each other of why Mr. Riyaale did that. Salal is now a curse to Gadabursi and a claim
to a property to Issa. Issa wants to falsify the History of Zeila by creating
and financing a baseless propaganda. The History of Zeila is in every Library
of World. Nobody can deny the golden years of Gadabursi Dynasty and the power
they had in the region. Gadabursi forced the Powerful British Government to an
agreement into the twentieth century history. The Issa, instead of propagating
baseless and counterfeit videos in the internet, they should read the History
of region. They should realize Somalia is not negotiable. The 18 regions of
Somalia prior to 1991 are still valid and written in the United Nations Chart.
All the regions after that is a tribal land grab and cannot exist after Somalia
gets strong. Somaliland, Puntland, and others were and still are part of those
it is always the norm of politics, the party which wins the most seats takes
the power. In the municipal elections which recently took place in Somaliland
of Somalia, the group or party who has gotten the most seats has taken the
Mayor and his Deputy. An argument has started in Zeila. The Gadabursi has won
in the election. Gadabursi 10 councillors while Issa got 7. Zeila is allocated
for 17 councillors. Like any other city in Somaliland, the Mayor and his
assistant should go to Gadabursi. Issa has protested and said no way a
Gadabursi takes the Mayor. Prior to the
choosing the Mayor, the Election Commission has certified the election results
in the Region.
Issa has put pressure on the Government by mobilising a delegation, sponsored
by Djibouti Government from Djibouti. They say that President Geele of Djibouti
has directed Mr. Siilaanyo of Somaliland to intervene. After Mr. Geele’s and
the delegation’s pressure, Mr. Siilaanyo caved in and decided to send a high
level delegation to Borama with a message to the Gadabursi Sultans and
meeting took place in Rays Hotel, Borama, Somaliland and the message from the
Siilaanyo was read in the meeting. They say the message as follows:
Mayor and his Deputy of Zeila Municipality are to be given to Issa tribe. It
continued as saying that Somaliland needs Djibouti for its existence so that
Gadabursi has to give up the seats they got in a general Municipal Elections.”
It doesn’t say Issa has the majority in the region because Mr. Geele and
Siilaanyo know the history of the region but has something in common - Geele is
thinking of the resources of the region while Mr. Siilaanyo is thinking for his
message has caused the Gadabursi Youth to go on peaceful demonstration in front
of Rays Hotel where the Government Delegation was residing and the meetings
were taking place. The reaction from the bodyguards was swift and very brutal.
The guards of the delegation fired indiscriminately into the demonstration and
killed one of the Youth and many others wounded. Off course the Guards did not
act without the consent of the Government. After this incident, the Government
has withdrawn its message and ordered the Mayor and his assistant of Zeila
Municipality should be inaugurated.
another problem similar to that happened in Borama has started in Zeila. The
Issa decided that no way a Gadabursi Mayor should take place. Things got out of
hand and killings and injuries got under way. Issa argued that it is their
region and no one else can decide for them.This argument of owning Zeila has developed from previous elections of electoral
votes over more than forty years. The Gadabursi clan, in respect of Issa and as
a traditional hospitality, gave an unconditional win in Zeila region to Issa
without going into election. Despite the
presence of that clan in that region is so small and almost non-existant, they
have been getting away with some members of parliament in both Somalia and
Somaliland without going into election and out of good will and harmony from
pressure is still continued. The delegation from Somaliland which participated
in Mr. Heid’s Funeral in Djibouti is now heading to Zeila. They say they want to
inaugurate an Issa Mayor by suppressing the election result. Some of the
Ministers in Siilaanyo’s Government are not going to rest till they fulfil the Issa
agenda, but would they succeed in that conspiracy? Not in Gadabursi’s watch.
are not like before any more. Politics and Power has replaced the traditional
hospitality. Issa has become a power in Djibouti after the Djibouti
independence because of French Colonial policy at the time. Because of that
power, Issa is trying to take Zeila Region of Somalia and to open to Djibouti.
Issa got away with Djibouti which all Somalis have a credit for its
independence and they want more of the same. This present Government and the
previous ones of Somaliland of Somalia have facilitated policy of appeasement
with the Djibouti Government. They say, secret meetings between presidents of
Somaliland and that of Djibouti took place and still continuing. The fire started by president Siilaanyo is not
going away soon. The President of Somaliland of Somalia, Mr. Siilaanyo is an
educated man. He knows the history of the region and who lives where and how
having talked about the background of these recent incidents, the question is
who is responsible of the killings and life injuries of the innocent people in
both Borama and Zeila? The answer to this question leads us to the President
Siilaanyo’s unsought and controversial message delivered in Borama. That
message is the cause of the bloodshed. That message has inflamed the situation
in Zeila. This message and the pressure put on Gadabursi Elders has encouraged
and emboldened the Issa in the region and beyond and caused them to come out
and reject the verdict of the people. Djibouti mobilised demonstrators from
Djibouti and provided transportation. The Siilaanyo Government did not stop
those people at boarder but allowed them to proceed to Zeila. Those
demonstrators caused property damage and human injuries.
argument that President Siilaanyo’s actions warrant impeachment is out of those
ill- thought and unlike Presidential decisions.There were many other killings
took place in his watch in Awdal Region and no one has sought for inquiry or
justice. All of his actions point to one
thing: Mr. Siilaanyo has conspired against Somaliland with our neighbours.
reason why he is not sought after is that he is surrounded by his own clan and
hardcore elements from the SNM. However, it is the responsibility of the House
of Representatives and the Senate to take matters into their hands and question
and examine if there is a breach of the President’s Power in the Constitution.
Despite of all incidents happened while in office, those members in the two
Houses are silent as if they are blind and dumb. They are there for the people and the country
and they know their duty but reluctant to act because of clan affiliation,
nepotism, and corruption.
case against MR. Siilaanyo is simple and straight forward:
1) Violating the
Constitution of the State and the Oath of Office by trying to dismiss legal vote
outcome and watch people dying.
2) Betrayal of Public Trust
by preferring one group from the other and inciting violence
3) Causing death and body
injury by ordering the security to shoot innocent people and indifferent to the butcher and slaughter
of law abiding and innocent citizens
4) Conspiring against own
country by favouring the ambitions of the neighbour countries – it is a teason.
are speaking out loud recently. The speech of Mr. Kayse of UCID Party on
Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 highlights the case for the Impeachment of the President.
You can listen to the speech here: http://www.boramanews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5084&catid=34&Itemid=53.
He tells the story of how Mr. Siilaanyo’s policy of appeasement has incited the
wars, killing children and Youth, suppression, Election Forge, revival of
tribalism, nepotism, corupption etc. If the politicians believe that the
President is doing all those criminal activities, why they are keeping him in
office? All the criminal activities
happening in Somaliland proves that the President is not capable of being the
Commander in Chief. The only reason he is there is he surrounded himself with
his closest allies and tribesmen and those who themselves share the blame with
him. For the sake of the country and the people, the President is either resign
on his own or be disgraced with impeachment. Time is urgency. “Wait” is a time
bomb. History will be a witness to this disastrous policy.
this is a call to the peace loving communities and organistion, and to the
human rights organisation and the Somaliland of Somalia lawmakers to safe that
region from the imminent collapse, disorder and civil war.