February 16, 2012 ·46 Comments
HARGEISA-Former Somaliland President and current chairman of opposition party United People’s Democratic Party (UDUB) Mr. Dahir Riyale Kahin returns to the country on Thursday after residing in the French capital of Paris ever since defeated in the last presidential poll.
Mr. Riyale was greeted at Egal International Airport by members of his former ministers, MP’s, traditional leaders, politicians, and hundreds of party members. Dahir Riyale spoke with the media at the airport’s VIP room as he touched number of international and domestic issues including the London Somali conference, the recent hostilities in Buhodle and the relation with neighboring countries of Ethiopia and Djibouti.
Former President Dahir Riyale expressed his disapproval of Somaliland government’s participation of the upcoming London Somali Conference being hosted by the UK government and 40 governments and multi-lateral organizations in London. Riyale also acknowledged that former Vice President Ahmed Yusuf Yasin who is one of several members that will accompany President Siilaanyo to the conference does not represent him or the party.
Once asked about the recent war hostilities in Buhodle district where there was high casualty Mr. Riyale called upon both the government and the militia to cease fighting and give dialog a chance. President Riyale went on to every president has his own way of dealing with domestic issues in order to find a compromising solution.
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