By Mustafe Janaale
The UCIDS Presidential aspirant Hon Jamal Ali returned to the country after concluding a working visit and was among passengers traveling aboard the airplane carrying the remains of the late Sheik Ahmed Ali Weerar who passed away in Djibouti one day ago while undergoing medical treatment.
Hon Jamal Ali Hussein speaking to the press shortly after arriving in the country inside the VIP lounge said, “I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Sheik Ahmed Ali Weerar May Allah (SWT) bless his soul, Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time .His untimely death is a great loss to his family and to the Somaliland nation at large. May Allah (SWT) bless his soul in his final abode?
On the other hand the youthful UCID Presidential hopeful termed the recently concluded Istanbul talks as lacking any meaningful outcome and waste of time as long as the real issues of contention are still been avoided at the talks we need them to be made public for all to see lack of close consultation with the official opposition parties and the Non state Actors, in order to seek guidance and advice on these sensitive negotiations with Somalia calls into question the legitimacy and sincerity of the current government in handling the talks alone.
“We in Somaliland have as long tradition of popular public participation, negotiations and consensus building in all important national issues. In line with this tradition, the Somaliland government has failed to establish a mechanism for popular national consultations that would allow the participation of all sectors and by going to great lengths to exclude the two official opposition parties shows the absence of an inclusive and broad-based national committee and also which shows the lack of national consensus,” He said.
UCID’s Presidential aspirant went on to say, “One thing is clear, our sovereignty, independence and liberty are none-negotiable not decided by the current government or an individual but the people of Somaliland. The Republic of Somaliland and its people are chanting never again, meaning they will never again become guests to their destiny, future and self-determination.
Hon Jamal Ali Hussein as my colleague Hon Feisal said, “The SFG continues to downplay the scope and scale of the overwhelming force, and the indiscriminate bombardment of cities and the deliberate targeting of unarmed civilians such as in Hargeisa whereby more than 50,000 lives lost, an action that lay the grounds of a war crime, and crimes against humanity and which amounts to a genocide but this isn’t case as clearly stated in the second Istanbul communiqué.
“The defection of three party members doesn’t mean the end of UCID as a political organization, the reason been, the defecting official have their own interests or have differing views from the party hence their decision to part ways but they should know by now ,the Justice and Welfare party UCID is the only political party to have maintained a clean record since multi-party politics were first introduced in the country and also continues to enjoy the support of a good number of citizens across the country and that it’s a well-known fact justice,” stated Hon Jamal Ali Hussein.
Lastly the bunker cum politician had this to say to the current government, “I urge you to stop the unnecessary imposition of new taxes on the ordinary citizens who already are been over taxed and also should stop the misuse and embezzlement of public funds which they usually use in staging stage shows political misfits joining KULMIYE and should emulate the previous government of the former President Dahir Riyale Kahin which no matter the political differences with its opponents tried the best by swallowing its pride and establish a mechanism for popular national consultations in the interest of the nation.