Mr. Siilaanyo’s Double Dealing Behaviour Is Destroying Somaliland’s Statehood
Somaliland the place where many of us proudly called our country has been blessed by Allah SWT with peace and stability and self sufficient democracy for the last two decade, despite the lack of world recognition. And what held us together for that long period while the rest of the world miserably ignored our hard worked success was the will and the determination of our people.
But that powerful will and the determination of gaining the world community’s recognition of our rightful statehood, plus our momentous dream of creating stable democracy that we held for the last two decades are about to be ruined by one politician who sadly seems not to care much about the sacrifices that the people of Somaliland have made over the years in order to succeed and reach their goals. That politician is our president Siilaanyo the man many people trusted and voted for. But Mr. Siilaanyo so far failed to honour that trust which put him in the presidential seat and he is about to sell out bit by bit everything that any Somalilander believes.
He is also making our independence weak in the eyes of those who hate Somaliland sovereignty by compromising our determination to stand as a free country. Today Mr. Siilaanyo seems to be retreating from his insincere decision and his intention to have dialog with the incompetent administration in Mogadishu which hardly runs its affairs independently. However that doesn’t mean Mr Siilaanyo has entirely abandoned from his original position and his insincerity.
And sooner or later if Siilaanyo gets his way Somaliland will be forced to another unwanted reunification with the south Somalia without the consultation with its’ people, and that is Mr. Silaanyo’s irreversible position as it seems. But sadly no one seems to protest against Mr. Siilanyo’s deceptive decision. Even Fasal Ali Waraabe the man who used to display his patriotism during Rayaale’s administration seems coming to term and contemplating this idea of reunification with South Somalia.
Mr. Siilaanyo lacks the honesty and the commitment to honour the oath that he has made for Somaliland people and more importantly the oath which he had made in front of almighty Allah SWT during his inauguration while he promised to safeguard the existence and the continuation of Somaliland‘s independence. Not to mention the promises that he had made before and after the election about the equality/justice and fairness and maintaining the rule of law.
Many people wish to trust Mr. Siilaanyo, after all he is Somaliland’s elected president but how can people trust the man who gave the orders to drag out his fellow party members from the same party that they fought for it together. And how can anyone trust the man who created the tribal mayhem that is destroying our society today. And how can the entire nation trust the man who talks about defending Somaliland’s independence while he is dealing with the people who are claiming day and night that Somaliland is part of their territory.
Some people believe Siilaanyo isn’t the one who is managing Somaliland affairs and we intend to blame his henchmen as the devils pilots who are flying us to unknowing destination. But that is wishful thinking because this giant politician is not someone we can regard as fatigue politician as many people would like to believe and we cannot underestimate his purely deceptive nature that he has shown many times during the short period he has been in power.
Before Siilaanyo came to power as a nation we have created positive belief and in every sense it hard to swallow or to understand the explanation that the current Somaliland government and its lobby groups give in relation to Somaliland and South Somali’s affairs, simply because Somaliland seemed closer to the touch line before Siilanyo’s administration came to power in terms of developing our democracy and gaining our world recognition , and if this rogue administration had not changed the course of the country I believe we would have reached our shores long ago.
Today it sounds bizarre to talk about having dialog with the south Somalia when there is no stable and legitimate government elected by Southern Somalis people which we can have any concrete dialog with now or foreseen future. And in my view even if there is legitimate government in the south, there is nothing to negotiate with them at all for the following historical reasons.
Before British and Italian colonies came to the horn of Africa, all Somalis lived simple tribal live in east Africa and they had tribal boarders where every tribe had its own rule of law. Having said that some different tribes had common values and these tribes coexisted centuries. They also shared land and traditional way of living.
And in that sense the different tribes that reside in every part of what was knowing Somalia before the collapse of this short lived fantasy of (Somaliweyn) can form there own sovereignty States and that is what Somaliland has done.
There has never been coherence group of people that called Somalia which shared identical interest or common values but it was only after British and Italian came to East Africa that we have been formed as one people. So for these short historical explanations there are no obligatory reasons for Somaliland to compromise it’s deserved sovereignty.
Finally Mr. Siilaanyo today is waging a war against Buhoodleh population and other surrounding areas and Somaliland Military as well as the innocent residents in those areas are dying in the name of Somaliland which I and many other Somaliland citizens are part of it. And the war I mentioned it isn’t children’s war-game but is real and real bullets is killing Somalilanders for both sides, while Mr. Siilaanyo is eager to talk about Somali’s reunification.
Mr. Siilaanyo is sticking a knife in the heart of our sovereignty and we seem not to care. Most importantly why Mr Siilaanyo is fighting against the so called Khatumo State while he is doing what they are claiming to fight for is the question I always asked myself. But when ever asked myself that question, then I relies how Mr. President Siilaanyo’s double dealing behaviour is endangering Somaliland’s Statehood.
May God Save Somaliland from Siilaanyo and alike.
Abdale Farah Sigad