July 2, 2012 ·6 Comments
“We owe it to those who fought for our independence to make Somalia a proud nation.”
Mogadishu, Somalia – The People Party of Somalia yesterday held a rally in commemoration of Somali Independence Day in which hundreds of supporters turned out and participated. Among those who attended the People Party of Somalia celebration were traditional elders, youth, women and artists. A representative from each group spoke at the event in recognition of Independence Day.
“Today is a day that Somalis should take a moment and reflect on all those who fought for our independence,” said Presidential candidate and President of the People Party of Somalia, Said Issa Mohamud. “It is now time to repair our country. Today Somalia is a failed state due to a lack of leadership. We owe it to those who fought for our independence to make Somalia a proud nation.”
“We have endured 12 years of interim governments looting public monies, opposing clan and religious wars, and endless UN engagement. We now have a chance to be economically and politically independent, but it will be incumbent on us to ensure we select new leaders who will not perpetuate this cycle of violence, corruption and social division,” Mohamud urged.
Mohamud joined with other speakers to call for national unity and welcomed the development of a cordial dialogue between Somaliland and Somalia. “A future with peace and prosperity for all can only be achieved if we unify and all work together toward a common good. Our propensity to solve our differences with violence must end today and new leadership must use democratic methods to peacefully ensure the safety and success of all Somalis.”
By goth Mohamed