October 2, 2012 ·0 Comments
Last April, for the first time since democracy has taken roots in
Somaliland, a VP candidate hailing from Sool has been appointed.
Indeed, former Post and Telecommunication minister and former governor
of Sool, Cali Sandule will be Xasan Ciise running mate come next
Somaliland presidential election. This historical decision has won
praised among Ottawa-area Somalilanders. Veteran journalist and
political commentator Cabdiqani Axmed Xaaji Faarax in a spirited
address defended Xasan Ciise choice as a gutsy political choice for
Xaqsoor but who can bear fruit in
term of promoting Somaliland national unity. Xaqsoor is putting his electoral
fortunes on the line for the sake of the national inclusiveness, said Abdiqani,
stressing for the audience that Xassan Ciise Jaamac has always been known to
put interest before his political aspirations.
Former SNM field commander Xasan Cali Abokor explained why Cali
Sandule had the character and the leadership skills to fulfill the
Vice presidential slot. Former senior finance bureaucrat Cali
Barkhad (Cali Diig) and one of the most respected Awdal elder in
Ottawa also welcomed the news of Cali Sandule appointment as VP
candidate, hailing the move as a meaningful one for a party called
Xaqsoor and for Somaliland unity as well.
Please click here to see the video of the event